Size-based scheduling to improve web performance

@article{HarcholBalter2003SizebasedST,
  title={Size-based scheduling to improve web performance},
  author={Mor Harchol-Balter and Bianca Schroeder and Nikhil Bansal and Mukesh Agrawal},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput. Syst.},
  year={2003},
  volume={21},
  pages={207-233}
}
Is it possible to reduce the expected response time of every request at a web server, simply by changing the order in which we schedule the requests? That is the question we ask in this paper.This paper proposes a method for improving the performance of web servers servicing static HTTP requests. The idea is to give preference to requests for small files or requests with short remaining file size, in accordance with the SRPT (Shortest Remaining Processing Time) scheduling policy.The… CONTINUE READING
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