A unifying co-operative web caching architecture
Source of Publication
International Journal of Communication Systems
Network caching of objects has become a standard way of reducing network traffic and latency in the web. However, web caches exhibit poor performance with a hit rate of about 30%. A solution to improve this hit rate is to have a group of proxies form co-operation where objects can be cached for later retrieval. A co-operative cache system includes protocols for hierarchical and transversal caching. The drawback of such a system lies in the resulting network load due to the number of messages that need to be exchanged to locate an object. This paper proposes a new co-operative web caching architecture, which unifies previous methods of web caching. Performance results shows that the architecture achieve up to 70% co-operative hit rate and accesses the cached object in at most two hops. Moreover, the architecture is scalable with low traffic and database overhead.
Abonamah, Abdullah; Al-Rawi, Akram; and Minhaz, Mohammad, "A unifying co-operative web caching architecture" (2002). Scopus Indexed Articles. 2583.