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Utility-maximizing Server Selection

Truong, KP; Griffin, D; Maini, E; Rio, M; (2016) Utility-maximizing Server Selection. In: Proceedings of 2016 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops. (pp. pp. 413-421). IEEE: Vienna, Austria. Green open access

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This paper presents a new method for selection between replicated servers distributed over a wide area, allowing application and network providers to trade-off costs with quality-of-service for their users. First, we create a novel utility framework that factors in quality of service metrics. Then we design a polynomial optimization algorithm to allocate user service requests to servers based on the utility while satisfying transit cost constraint. We then describe an efficient - low overhead distributed model with the need to only know a small subset of the data required by a global optimization formulation. Extensive simulations show that our method is scalable and leads to higher user utility compared with mapping user requests to the closest service replica.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Utility-maximizing Server Selection
Event: 2016 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops
Location: Vienna, AUSTRIA
Dates: 17 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
ISBN-13: 9783901882838
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/IFIPNetworking.2016.7497204
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/IFIPNetworking.2016.749720...
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Keywords: Servers, Quality of service, Optimization, Measurement, Stakeholders, Routing, Internet
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1496829
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