The complexity of services provided through the Web iscontinuously increasing as well as the variety of new devicesthat are gaining access to the Internet. Tailoring Weband multimedia resources to meet the user and client requirementsopens two main novel issues in the research areaof content delivery. The working set tends to increase substantiallybecause multiple versions may be generated fromthe same original resource. Moreover, the content adaptationoperations may be computationally expensive. In thispaper, we consider third-party infrastructures composed bya geographically distributed system of intermediary and cooperativenodes that provide fast content adaptation anddelivery of Web resources. We propose a novel distributedarchitecture of intermediary nodes which are organized intwo levels. The front-end nodes in the first tier are thin edgeservers that locate the resources and forward the client requeststo the nodes in the second tier. These interior nodesare fat servers that run the most expensive functions such ascontent adaptation, resource caching and fetching. Throughreal prototypes we compare the performance of the proposedtwo-level architecture to that of alternative one-levelinfrastructures where all nodes are fat peers providing theentire set of functions.

The complexity of services provided through the Web is continuously increasing as well as the variety of new devices that are gaining access to the Internet. Tailoring Web and multimedia resources to meet the user and client requirements opens two main novel issues in the research area of content delivery. The working set tends to increase substantially because multiple versions may be generated from the same original resource. Moreover, the content adaptation operations may be computationally expensive. In this paper, we consider third-party infrastructures composed by a geographically distributed system of intermediary and cooperative nodes that provide fast content adaptation and delivery of Web resources. We propose a novel distributed architecture of intermediary nodes which are organized in two levels. The front-end nodes in the first tier are thin edge servers that locate the resources and forward the client requests to the nodes in the second tier. These interior nodes are fat servers that run the most expensive functions such as content adaptation, resource caching and fetching. Through real prototypes we compare the performance of the proposed two-level architecture to that of alternative one-level infrastructures where all nodes are fat peers providing the entire set of functions.

A Two-level Distributed Architecture for Web Content Adaptation and Delivery / Canali, Claudia; Cardellini, V; Colajanni, Michele; Lancellotti, Riccardo; Yu, P. S.. - STAMPA. - n/a:(2005), pp. 132-140. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 5th Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT'2005 tenutosi a Trento, ita nel Gennaio 2005.

A Two-level Distributed Architecture for Web Content Adaptation and Delivery

CANALI, Claudia;COLAJANNI, Michele;LANCELLOTTI, Riccardo;
2005

Abstract

The complexity of services provided through the Web iscontinuously increasing as well as the variety of new devicesthat are gaining access to the Internet. Tailoring Weband multimedia resources to meet the user and client requirementsopens two main novel issues in the research areaof content delivery. The working set tends to increase substantiallybecause multiple versions may be generated fromthe same original resource. Moreover, the content adaptationoperations may be computationally expensive. In thispaper, we consider third-party infrastructures composed bya geographically distributed system of intermediary and cooperativenodes that provide fast content adaptation anddelivery of Web resources. We propose a novel distributedarchitecture of intermediary nodes which are organized intwo levels. The front-end nodes in the first tier are thin edgeservers that locate the resources and forward the client requeststo the nodes in the second tier. These interior nodesare fat servers that run the most expensive functions such ascontent adaptation, resource caching and fetching. Throughreal prototypes we compare the performance of the proposedtwo-level architecture to that of alternative one-levelinfrastructures where all nodes are fat peers providing theentire set of functions.
5th Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT'2005
Trento, ita
Gennaio 2005
n/a
132
140
Canali, Claudia; Cardellini, V; Colajanni, Michele; Lancellotti, Riccardo; Yu, P. S.
A Two-level Distributed Architecture for Web Content Adaptation and Delivery / Canali, Claudia; Cardellini, V; Colajanni, Michele; Lancellotti, Riccardo; Yu, P. S.. - STAMPA. - n/a:(2005), pp. 132-140. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 5th Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT'2005 tenutosi a Trento, ita nel Gennaio 2005.
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