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Wide-area Network Acceleration for the Developing World

Author(s): Ihm, Sunghwan; Park, KyoungSoo; Pai, Vivek S

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dc.contributor.authorIhm, Sunghwan-
dc.contributor.authorPark, KyoungSoo-
dc.contributor.authorPai, Vivek S-
dc.identifier.citationIhm, Sunghwan, KyoungSoo Park, and Vivek S. Pai. "Wide-area Network Acceleration for the Developing World." In USENIX Annual Technical Conference (2010).en_US
dc.description.abstractWide-area network (WAN) accelerators operate by compressing redundant network traffic from point-to-point communications, enabling higher effective bandwidth. Unfortunately, while network bandwidth is scarce and expensive in the developing world, current WAN accelerators are designed for enterprise use, and are a poor fit in these environments. We present Wanax, a WAN accelerator designed for developing-world deployments. It uses a novel multiresolution chunking (MRC) scheme that provides high compression rates and high disk performance for a variety of content, while using much less memory than existing approaches. Wanax exploits the design of MRC to perform intelligent load shedding to maximize throughput when running on resource-limited shared platforms. Finally, Wanax exploits the mesh network environments being deployed in the developing world, instead of just the star topologies common in enterprise branch offices.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUSENIX Annual Technical Conferenceen_US
dc.rightsFinal published version. This is an open access article.en_US
dc.titleWide-area Network Acceleration for the Developing Worlden_US
dc.typeConference Articleen_US

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