Re: More on Bake-Off results ...

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 13:41:56 -0600 (MDT)

On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, Marc Nicholas wrote:

> Using WCCP or a L4 switch, sure...clusters become pretty scalable. The
> downside is not having the whole cache within one machine and the extra
> load of ICP querying neighbours and dragging hit data across the local
> network.

As far as I understand, L4 load balancing does not require any cache
cooperation to maintain ideal hit ratio. For example, many switches
balance on the origin server IP address, and such hashing (when it
works) splits the load without hit ratio degradation.

Received on Fri Oct 15 1999 - 13:51:25 MDT

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