Power/Performance Bits: May 14


Detecting malware with power monitoring Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin and North Carolina State University devised a way to detect malware in large-scale embedded computer systems by monitoring power usage and identifying unusual surges as a warning of potential infection. The method relies on an external piece of hardware that can be plugged into the system to observe and m... » read more

Zen And The Art Of Network Timestamping


Network devices, namely switches and routers, are used for forwarding data packets from their source to their destination - or at least that is what they are meant to do. In practice, these devices tend to do a lot more than that. They can be involved in Quality of Service (QoS) enforcement, filtering, load balancing, fault detection, performance measurement, event logging and various other act... » read more