Caching Doesn't Improve Mobile Web Performance (Much)

@inproceedings{Vesuna2016CachingDI,
  title={Caching Doesn't Improve Mobile Web Performance (Much)},
  author={Jamshed Vesuna and Colin Scott and Michael Buettner and Michael Piatek and Arvind Krishnamurthy and Scott Shenker},
  booktitle={USENIX Annual Technical Conference},
  year={2016}
}
A recent NSDI paper [1] reported that increasing the cache hit ratio for an HTTP proxy from 22% to 32% improved median page load time (PLT) for mobile clients by less than 2%. We argue that there are two main causes for this weak improvement: objects on the critical path are often not cached, and the limited computational power of mobile devices causes computational delays to comprise a large portion of the critical path. Both of these factors were, in fact, outlined by a previous analysis of… CONTINUE READING
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