Intelligent exploitation of cooperative client-Proxy caches in a web caching hybrid architecture

  • Maha Saleh El Oneis

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Maha Saleh el Oneis. Intelligent Exploitation of Cooperative Client-Proxy Caches in a Web Caching Hybrid. M.Sc. By Research Thesis, Computer Engineering Department, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, August 2010 The internet has arrived and forced a renaissance in the world of information. It quietly crawled into each organization, education facility, and even the regular person home. It has involved most of the world and created a virtual link between east and west. With evidence or without, we cannot escape the fact that almost everything is available on the internet nowadays, and that anything left is soon to join the flow and migrate to the World Wide Web. Such revolution has led to extensive use of the internet and the emergence of different problems that affected the comfort of the common user. A variety of solutions and proposals has been made to improve the performance of the internet over the years. A range of studies agreed on the benefits of web caching and its major contribution to Internet services. A methodology or technology cannot stand on its own without any improvements every now and then. Nowadays Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are offering better broadband networking technologies, but still many residential and smallbusiness users are using low-bandwidth connections. However, even with the availability of high bandwidth, there are types of information such as multimedia that always demand more bandwidth. Our area of interest in this research project is to reduce the client latency period in retrieving WWW information in rural areas as well as improving the performance of the broadband technology. The proposed architecture has been simulated using OMNET++ 4.0. We have also built an architecture similar to the flow of the information in the network provided by most ISPs that we called the basic architecture. The results obtained by the proposed architecture have been compared to the results obtained from the basic architecture. The comparison showed improvement in many cases in the user perceived delay obtained by the proposed architecture over the basic architecture.
Date of Award2010
Original languageAmerican English
SupervisorHassan Barada (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • web caching
  • web caching architecture
  • cooperative caching
  • local cache.

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