Catalog Dynamics: Impact of Content Publishing and Perishing on the Performance of a LRU Cache

Provided by: Orange Labs
Topic: Storage
Format: PDF
The Internet heavily relies on content distribution networks and transparent caches to cope with the ever-increasing traffic demand of users. Content, however, is essentially versatile: once published at a given time, its popularity vanishes over time. All requests for a given document are then concentrated between the publishing time and an effective perishing time. In this paper, the authors propose a new model for the arrival of content requests, which takes into account the dynamical nature of the content catalog. Based on two large traffic traces collected on the Orange network, they use the semi-experimental method and determine invariants of the content request process.

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