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Quantifying the Overall Impact of Caching and Replication in the Web

  • This paper discusses the benefits and drawbacks of caching and replication strategies in the WWW with respect to the Internet infrastructure. Bandwidth consumption, latency, and overall error rates are considered to be most important from a network point of view. The dependencies of these values with input parameters like degree of replication, document popularity, actual cache hit rates, and error rates are highlighted. In order to determine the influence of different caching and replication strategies on the behavior of a single proxy server with respect to these values, trace-based simulations are used. Since the overall effects of such strate- gies can hardly be decided with this approach alone, a mathematical model has been developed to deal with their influence on the network as a whole. Together, this two-tiered approach permits us to propose quantita- tive assessments on the influence different caching and replication proposals (are going to) have on the Inter- net infrastructure.

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Author:M. Baentsch, A. Lauer, L. Baum, G. Molter, S. Rothkugel, P. Sturm
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-4176
Serie (Series number):Sonderforschungsbereich 501 (1997,2)
Document Type:Preprint
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:1997
Year of Publication:1997
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):1999/08/24
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Informatik
DDC-Cassification:0 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 004 Informatik
Licence (German):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vor dem 27.05.2011