Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing. CLUSTER 2000 (2000)
Nov. 28, 2000 to Dec. 1, 2000
Woo Hyun Ahn , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Sang Ho Park , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Daeyeon Park , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Most of traditional cooperative caching schemes were developed so that remote users may share files in network file systems, but were not designed for supporting recently cluster-based web servers with content-based request distribution. For this reason, although the schemes are applied to the web servers, their performance suffers from high disk accesses and large block access latency. This paper proposes and evaluates a new cooperative caching suitable to file systems in the web servers. By exploiting the characteristics of the web servers, it performs a cache replacement, called Duplicate First copy Replacement(DFR) to avoid caching unnecessary data produced during serving remote client requests, and thus minimizes disk accesses. Also, it reduces the overhead and block access latency required to fetch a file-block(or page) in the cooperative cache with regard to both the content-based web server architecture and characteristics. Trace-driven simulation shows that our cooperating caching decreases the disk access ratio by 29%, and reduces block access latency by about 26% than the existing cooperative algorithms.
D. Park, S. H. Park and W. H. Ahn, "Efficient Cooperative Caching for File Systems in Cluster-Based Web Servers," Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing. CLUSTER 2000(CLUSTER), Chemnitz, Germany, 2000, pp. 326.