By Topic

Implementation and performance of cluster-based file replication in large-scale distributed systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
J. Y. C. Pang ; Comput. Syst. Res. Inst., Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada ; D. S. Gill ; Songnian Zhou

The authors describe the implementation and an initial performance study of Frolic, a cluster-based dynamic file replication system. This system specifically targets large scale commercial environments with extensive file sharing, although it is expected to also perform well in systems with limited file sharing as well. Instead of keeping copies of a widely shared file at each client workstation, these files are dynamically replicated onto the cluster file servers, so that they become locally available. The costs of maintaining consistency among the limited number of server copies should be much less than that among a large number of clients. The problems of network and server congestion as well as that of high access latency may be alleviated. Simulation studies using a statistical workload have shown that cluster-based file replication can significantly reduce file access times for a wide range of workload parameters

Published in:

Management of Replicated Data, 1992., Second Workshop on the

Date of Conference:

12-13 Nov 1992