The UK national Web cache - The state of the art

Smith, Neil (1996) The UK national Web cache - The state of the art. In: 5th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW5), Paris, France. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Two years after its introduction at the First International World-Wide Web Conference(4) at CERN, Geneva, the use of caching technology to improve the efficiency of network utilisation has become a hot topic. With relatively poor international connectivity, if was through necessity that UK academia was one of the first communities to make widespread use of this technology on a large scale. The implementation of a national strategy proposed by HENSA Unix in June 1995 has led an experimental project to become what is probably the most mature caching facility in the world today. In this paper we present a brief history of the project, a discussion of the evolution of the hardware, software and networking systems involved, and take a look to the future of the project within the framework of the UK's networking strategy. It is hoped that some of our experiences may be of use to other large bodies of users who are tired of waiting for their Web pages to arrive.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Other)
Uncontrolled keywords: proxy caches; cache co-operation; resource analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 1914 17:36
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 10:35
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