2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (1999)
May 31, 1999 to June 4, 1999
Philip S. Yu , IBM
Kun-Lung Wu , IBM
Hash routing partitions the entire URL space among a collection of cooperating proxy caches. Each partition is assigned to a cache server. Duplication of cache contents is eliminated. Client requests to a cache server for non-assigned-partition objects are forwarded to proper sibling caches. As a result, the load level of the cache servers can be quite unbalanced.We examine an adaptable controlled replication (ACR) of non-assigned-partition objects in each cache server to reduce the load imbalance and relieve the problem of hot-spot references. Trace-driven simulations are conducted to study the effectiveness of ACR. The results show that (1) access skew exists, and the load of the cache servers tends to be unbalanced in hash routing; (2) with a relatively small amount of ACR, say 10\% of the cache size, significant improvements in load balance can be achieved; (3) ACR provides a very effective remedy for load imbalance due to hot-spot references.
adaptable controlled replication, load balancing, hot spot relief, CARP, hash routing
Philip S. Yu, Kun-Lung Wu, "Load Balancing and Hot Spot Relief for Hash Routing among a Collection of Proxy Caches", 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, vol. 00, no. , pp. 0536, 1999, doi:10.1109/ICDCS.1999.776556