Distributed paging for general networks

Baruch Awerbuch, Yair Bartal, Amos Fiat

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Distributed paging [BFR92, ABF93b, AK95] deals with the dynamic allocation of copies of files in a distributed network as to minimize the total communication cost over a sequence of read and write requests. Most previous work deals with the file allocation problem [BS89, West91, CLRVV93, ABF93a, WY93, Koga93, AK94, LRWY94] where infinite nodal memory capacity is assumed. In contrast the distributed paging problem makes the more realistic assumption that nodal memory capacity is limited. Former work on distributed paging deals with the problem only in the case of a uniform network topology. This paper gives the first distributed paging algorithm for general networks. The algorithm is competitive in storage and communication. The competitive ratios are poly-logarithmic in the total number of network nod es and the diameter of the network.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 1996
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0898713668
StatePublished - 28 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 1996 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 28 Jan 199630 Jan 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
VolumePart F129447


Conference7th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
*Johns Hopkins University and Lab. for Computer Science , MIT. Supported by NSF contract 9114&O-CCR, ARPA/Army contract DABT63-93-C-0038, ARPA/Air Force Contract F19628-95-C-0137, and NIST/USRA Contract 5555-47. E-Mail: baruchOcs.jhu.edu. ‘Department of Computer Science, School of ics, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel. by a grant from the Israeli Academy of Sciences. [email protected],[email protected]


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