LSAM Object Scheduling

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LSAM object scheduling is attacking two problems:

The LSAM proxy cache uses background communication to pre-fill caches and to avoid the overhead of multiple cache layers. How can this background communication be done so that it doesn't interfere with foreground traffic? We're focusing on server-side solutions to this problem since that is much easier to change than the network.

When sending multiple things at once sometimes performance can be improved by controlling what order the data is sent in. If you send the HTML before the images, maybe the page can be rendered immediately. We're examining different scheduling algorithms for this problem.

Papers on these issues are in preparation. Please contact lsam or the involved researchers (Lars Eggert, John Heidemann, Joe Touch) for information about the current status.

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