An effective mechanism for supporting content-based routing in scalable Web server clusters

Chu Sing Yang, Mon Yen Luo

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Abstract

Clustered server architecture has been employed for many years on the Internet as a way to increase performance, reliability and scalability in the presence of the Internet's explosive growth. Routing mechanism for mapping requests to individual servers within cluster is at the heart of any server clustering techniques. In this paper, we first analyze the deficiencies of existing request routing approaches. Based on these observations, we argue that the request routing mechanism in the cluster-based server should factor in the content of a request in making decisions. Thus, we design and implement a new mechanism to efficiently support content-based routing in the Web server clusters. Performance evaluation on a prototype implementation demonstrates substantial performance improvements over contemporary routing scheme that use weighted round-robin to distribute requests. The proposed mechanism can enable many new capabilities in cluster-based server, such as sophisticated load balancing, differentiated service, special content deployment, session integrity, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1999 lnternational Workshops on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1999
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages240-245
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769503535
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Event1999 lnternational Workshops on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1999 - Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan
Duration: 1999 Sep 24 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing
Volume1999-September
ISSN (Print)0190-3918

Other

Other1999 lnternational Workshops on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1999
CountryJapan
CityAizu-Wakamatsu
Period99-09-24 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Yang, C. S., & Luo, M. Y. (1999). An effective mechanism for supporting content-based routing in scalable Web server clusters. In Proceedings - 1999 lnternational Workshops on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1999 (pp. 240-245). [800068] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing; Vol. 1999-September). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPPW.1999.800068