Automatic prefetching in a WAN

J. Griffioen, R. Appleton

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Abstract

File systems have become slow relative to processor, memory and network speeds. The high latencies of distributed file systems (particularly wide area file systems) have only exacerbated the problem. The authors believe that file system prefetching provides an effective method for alleviating the latency bottleneck. File system prefetching requires knowledge of future file accesses. The authors are currently investigating efficient methods for accurately predicting future file activity automatically without application intervention. They have designed and implemented a system which uses past file activity to predict future file system needs. The initial results indicate that reasonable accuracy can be obtained even when relatively simple algorithms are employed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Systems, APADS 1993
EditorsBharat Bhargava
Pages8-12
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0818652500, 9780818652509
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Event1993 IEEE Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Systems, APADS 1993 - Princeton, United States
Duration: Oct 6 1993 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Systems, APADS 1993

Conference

Conference1993 IEEE Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Systems, APADS 1993
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period10/6/93 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management

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