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A Method for Combining Replication with Cacheing

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark Little, Emeritus Professor Santosh Shrivastava


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Object replication and cacheing have been used individually in distributed systems for many years. There are benefits from being able to support both: replication for availability, and cacheing for performance. Although both involve handling multiple copies of objects, there are sufficient differences between the two to make the design of an integrated approach a challenging exercise. In this paper we shall describe a design that provides the benefits of both replication and cacheing by allowing both types of protocols to co-exist within the same application. We do not propose a new replication or cacheing protocol; rather a way in which existing implementations can be combined.

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Author(s): Little MC, Shrivastava SK

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 1999 IEEE Workshop on Reliable Middleware (WREMI '99), part of the 18th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS '99)

Year of Conference: 1999

Pages: 316-321

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press


DOI: 10.1109/RELDIS.1999.805116

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ISBN: 0769502903