Multicast Scheduling for List Requests

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Multicast Scheduling for List Requests
—Advances in wireless and optical communication, as well as in Internet multicast protocols, make broadcast and multicast methods an effective solution to disseminate data. In particular, repetitive server-initiated broadcast is an effective technique in wireless systems and is a scalable solution to relieve Internet hot spots. A critical issue for the performance of multicast data dissemination is the multicast schedule. Previous work focused on a model where each data item is requested by clients with a certain probability that is independent of past accesses. In this paper, we consider the more complex scenario where a client accesses pages in blocks (e.g., a HTML file and all its embedded images), thereby introducing dependencies in the pattern of accesses to data. We present a sequence of heuristics that exploit page access dependencies. We measured the resulting client-perceived delay on multiple Web server traces, and observed an average speed-up over previous methods ranging...
Vincenzo Liberatore
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Updated 15 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2002
Authors Vincenzo Liberatore
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