This paper describes the design and evaluation of an efficient per-to-peer (P2P) web cache indexing and lookup system, which can be used to integrate the resources of locally available web pages into globally addressable index using a distributed hash table. The salient feature of the indexing system’s design is the efficient dissemination of cache index information using a next-url index which allows cache clients to determine ahead of time whether linked content is also available at a remote cache. In addition, conventional optimizations such as in browser caching and batching of index write requests are also used. These optimizations are evaluated using trace-driven simulation and the results show that these design trade-offs improve cache lookup performance.
Field of Research
080501 Distributed and Grid Systems
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences