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T he overall increase in traffic on the World Wide Web causes a disproportionate increase in client requests to popular Web sites, especially in conjunction with special events, such as Olympic Games and the NASA Pathfinder. Site administrators constantly face the need to improve server capacity. One approach is to replicate information across a(More)
The overall increase in traffic on the World Wide Web is augmenting user-perceived response times from popular Web sites, especially in conjunction with special events. System platforms that do not replicate information content cannot provide the needed scalability to handle large traffic volumes and to match rapid and dramatic changes in the number of(More)
A distributed multi-server Web site can provide the scalability necessary to keep up with growing client demand at popular sites. Load balancing of these distributed Web-server systems, consisting of multiple Web servers for document retrieval and a Domain name server (DNS) for address resolution, opens interesting new problems. In this paper, we(More)
Cooperative Web caching is the most common solution for augmenting the low cache hit rates due to single proxies. However, both purely hierarchical and flat architectures suffer from scalability problems due to cooperation protocol overheads. We present a new cooperative architecture that organizes cache servers in well connected clusters and implements a(More)
Data parallel programming is the most widely adopted paradigm for a large class of problems on traditional multicomputers (see SPMD programming model sidebar, p. 23). Nevertheless, it is a very hard task to preserve efficiency when this style is adopted on a cluster of heterogeneous nodes having nonuniform and time varying computational powers. Very popular(More)