In-Network Caching Effect on Optimal Energy Consumption in Content-Centric Networking

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Executive Summary

In Content-Centric Networking (CCN), the in network caching feature provides several attractive advantages such as low dissemination latency and network transport load reduction. Thus, CCN requires less transport energy but additional energy to provide a caching capability at every content router. In this paper, the authors investigate the minimum energy consumption that CCN can achieve with optimal cache locations by considering different caching hardware technologies, number of downloads per hour, and content popularity. They first set up an energy consumption model for CCN and then formulate linear and nonlinear programming problems to minimize total energy consumption of CCN.

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