Accession Number:

ADA439737

Title:

WebSeAl: Web Server Allocation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

With the rapid growth of the World Wide Web, clients attempting to access some popular web sites are experiencing slow response times due to server load and network congestion. Replacing the single server machine with a set of replicated servers is a cost-effective solution to partition server load which also allows incremental scalability and fault transparency. Distributing these replicated servers geographically can reduce network congestion and increase availability. However, distributed web sites are faced with the issue of allocating servers how do clients find out about he replicas and how do they decide which one to contact Popular web sites have well publicized server names and require a transparent mapping of the public server name to replicated servers.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE