Xinyu Wang

How to Bid the Cloud

Liang Zheng, Carlee Joe-Wong, Chee Wei Tan, Mung Chiang, Xinyu Wang
Appears in: 
CCR August 2015

Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) uses auction based spot pricing to sell spare capacity, allowing users to bid for cloud resources at a highly reduced rate. Amazon sets the spot price dynamically and accepts user bids above this price. Jobs with lower bids (including those already running) are interrupted and must wait for a lower spot price before resuming. Spot pricing thus raises two basic questions: how might the provider set the price, and what prices should users bid?

AI3: application-independent information infrastructure

Bo Zhang, Jinfan Wang, Xinyu Wang, Yingying Cheng, Xiaohua Jia, Jianfei He
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CCR August 2014

In the current Internet architecture, application service providers (ASPs) own users' data and social groups information, which made a handful of ASP companies growing bigger and bigger and denied small and medium companies from entering this business. We propose a new architecture, called Application Independent Information Infrastructure (AI3). The design goals of AI3 are: 1) Decoupling users' data from ASPs and users' social relations from ASPs, such that ASPs become independent from users’ data and social relations.

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