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Author Albers, Susanne ♦ Garg, Naveen ♦ Leonardi, Stefano
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2000
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Approximation algorithms ♦ Caching algorithms ♦ Prefetching
Abstract We study integrated prefetching and caching problems following the work of Cao et al. [1995] and Kimbrel and Karlin [1996]. Cao et al. and Kimbrel and Karlin gave approximation algorithms for minimizing the total elapsed time in single and parallel disk settings. The total elapsed time is the sum of the processor stall times and the length of the request sequence to be served.We show that an optimum prefetching/caching schedule for a single disk problem can be computed in polynomial time, thereby settling an open question by Kimbrel and Karlin. For the parallel disk problem, we give an approximation algorithm for minimizing stall time. The solution uses a few extra memory blocks in cache. Stall time is an important and harder to approximate measure for this problem. All of our algorithms are based on a new approach which involves formulating the prefetching/caching problems as linear programs.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-11-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 47
Issue Number 6
Page Count 18
Starting Page 969
Ending Page 986


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Source: ACM Digital Library