The main problem in data grids is how to provide good and timely access to huge data given the limited number and size of storage devices and high latency of the interconnection network. One approach to address this problem is to cache the files locally such that remote access overheads are avoided. Caching requires a cache-replacement algorithm, which is the focus of this paper. Specifically, we propose a new replacement policy and compare it with an existing policy using simulations. The results of the simulation show that the proposed policy performs better than the baseline policy.
Field of Research
080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified