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2009-08-20 14:05:00

Computer scientists have developed an inexpensive solution for diagnosing delays in data center networks as short as tens of millionths of seconds"”delays that can lead to multi-million dollar losses for investment banks running automatic stock trading systems. Similar delays can delay parallel processing in high performance cluster computing applications run by Fortune 500 companies and universities.University of California, San Diego and Purdue University computer scientists presented...


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