Re: two ideas...

Mauricio Aguilar Alvarez (mauricio@i-cube.com)
Thu, 30 Nov 1995 11:08:49 -0500 (EST)


Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 11:08:49 -0500 (EST)
From: Mauricio Aguilar Alvarez <mauricio@i-cube.com>
To: touch@ISI.EDU
Cc: sneaker+@CMU.EDU, mogul@pa.dec.com, www-talk@www0.cern.ch,
Subject: Re: two ideas...
In-Reply-To: <199511292226.AA21980@ash.isi.edu>
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.951130110658.5651A-100000@hermes.i-cube.com>


You might want to check on Siva an intellgent fetching system for the web.
It was developed by Matt Walsh (Linux) at Cornell University. Try 
wondering around http://www.cs.cornell.edu

Mauricio

On Wed, 29 Nov 1995 touch@ISI.EDU wrote:

> >     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
> 
> We've also been looking at Web prefetching, using server-side
> speculation.
> 
> References are listed on our Web pages:
> 
> 	http://www.isi.edu/lowlat/
> 
> Notably
> 	"Defining 'High Speed Protocols, Five Challenges & and Example
> 	That Survives the Challenges," J. Touch, IEEE JSAC Special
> 	Issue on Applications Enabling Gigabit Networks, Vol.  13, No.
> 	5, June 1995, pp.  828-835.
> 
> 	"An Experiment in Latency Reduction,", J. Touch and D. Farber
> 	IEEE Infocom 1994.
> 
> We found that server speculation would decrease latency by 2/3, to 0.7
> RTT (yes, below the speed of light) by increasing the BW by 7x. Note
> that this RTT is an average per page - it still takes 1 RTT for the
> first page...
> 
> Joe
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Joe Touch                                                touch@isi.edu
> ISI / Project Leader, ATOMIC-2               http://www.isi.edu/~touch
> USC / Research Assistant Prof.              http://www.isi.edu/atomic2
>