Accession Number:

ADA439083

Title:

Comparing Strength of Locality of Reference: Popularity, Temporal Correlations, and Some Folk Theorems for the Miss Rates and Outputs of Caches

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

203.0

Abstract:

The performance of demand-driven caching is known to depend on the locality of reference exhibited by the stream of requests made to the cache. In spite of numerous efforts, no consensus has been reached on how to formalize this notion, let alone on how to compare streams of requests on the basis of their locality of reference. We take on this issue with an eye towards validating operational expectations associated with the notion of locality of reference. We focus on two folk theorems that is, i The stronger the locality of reference, the smaller the miss rate of the cache and ii Good caching is expected to produce an output stream of requests exhibiting less locality of reference than the input stream of requests. These two folk theorems are explored in the context of demand-driven caching for the two main contributors of locality of reference, namely popularity and temporal correlations.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE