High-density model for server allocation and placement

@inproceedings{Cameron2002HighdensityMF,
  title={High-density model for server allocation and placement},
  author={Craig W. Cameron and Steven H. Low and David X. Wei},
  booktitle={SIGMETRICS},
  year={2002}
}
It is well known that optimal server placement is NP-hard. We present an approximate model for the case when both clients and servers are dense, and propose a simple server allocation and placement algorithm based on high-rate vector quantization theory. The key idea is to regard the location of a request as a random variable with probability density that is proportional to the demand at that location, and the problem of server placement as source coding, i.e., to optimally map a source value… CONTINUE READING
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