Server-based dynamic server selection algorithms

Yingfei Dong, Zhi-Li Zhang, Y. Thomas Hou

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Server selection is an important problem in replicated server systems distributed over the Internet. In this paper, we study two server selection algorithms under a server-based framework we have developed. These algorithms utilize server load and network performance information collected through a shared passive measurement mechanism to determine the appropriate server for processing a client request. The performance of these algorithms is studied using simulations. Comparison with two naive server selection algorithms is also made. The initial simulation results show that our dynamic server selection algorithms have superior performance over the two naive ones, and as a result, demonstrate the importance of dynamic server selection mechanisms in a replicated server system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Networking
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Communications Technologies and Network Applications - International Conference, ICOIN 2002, Revised Papers
EditorsIlyoung Chong
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)3540442553, 9783540442554
StatePublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2002 - Cheju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jan 30 2002Feb 1 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2002
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityCheju Island

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002.


  • Passive measurement
  • QoS
  • Server replication
  • Server-based dynamic server selection

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