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This paper presents an investigation into local mechanisms and scheduling policies that allow guest processes to efficiently exploit otherwise-idle workstation resources. Unlike traditional policies that harvest cycles only from unused machines, we target policies that exploit resources even from machines that have active users. We present a set of kernel extensions that allow these policies to operate without significantly impacting host processes: 1) a new guest process priority that preventsdoi:10.1145/305138.305170 dblp:conf/ics/RyuHK99 fatcat:2iizifev45amnn5xjxxb5thkau