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June 06, 2008


Shehjar Tikoo

I was reading this paper a few hours ago and one of the conclusions struck me as relevant for network caching.

See the paper here:
Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Network File System Workloads, Andrew W. Leung et. al.

In Section 4.6, see Observation 8 in there.
"A small fraction of clients account for a large fraction of file activity."

I thought this could be one area where network caching devices could be beneficial in removing or atleast moving the bottleneck away from a NFS server without incurring the cost of upgrading it.

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