USITS '03 Abstract
NPS: A Non-interfering Deployable Web Prefetching System
Ravi Kokku, Praveen Yalagandula, Arun Venkataramani, and Mike Dahlin, University of Texas at Austin
We present NPS, a novel non-intrusive web prefetching system that (1) utilizes only spare resources to avoid interference between prefetch and demand requests at the server as well as in the network , and (2) is deployable without any modifications to servers, browsers, network or the HTTP protocol. NPS's self-tuning architecture eliminates the need for traditional "thresholds" or magic numbers typically used to limit interference caused by prefetching, thereby allowing applications to improve benefits and reduce the risk of aggressive prefetching.
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