Re: two ideas...

Jeffrey Mogul (mogul@pa.dec.com)
Wed, 29 Nov 95 13:27:49 PST


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To: "Manu S. Kumar" <sneaker+@CMU.EDU>
Cc: www-talk@www0.cern.ch, www-speed@tipper.oit.unc.edu, www-html@www0.cern.ch,
Subject: Re: two ideas... 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 29 Nov 95 15:12:18 EST."             <Ikj=uWi00YUsM5xxcA@andrew.cmu.edu> 
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 95 13:27:49 PST
From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>

    I have two ideas which I would like to get some feedback on.
    [...] The second is to implement intelligent pre-fetching for the web.

You might be interested in looking at Venkata Padmanabhan's MS
thesis from UC Berkeley, available as
	http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~padmanab/papers/masters-tr.ps
Venkat used a trace-based simulation to investigate the potential
performance of prefetching.  Some of this work was done under my
supervision.

Apparently some people at Boston University have done similar work,
since their CS technical Reports page
	http://cs-www.bu.edu/techreports/Home.html
lists
     95-011 
     Azer Bestavros ; Carlos Cunha.
     A Prefetching Protocol Using Client Speculation for the WWW,
     May 8, 1995.
However, clicking on the link to this report yields: "Error 403
Forbidden - by rule" and I have not been able to obtain a copy.

-Jeff