For a 2-class content web cache, with the measured relative cache hit ratios as output and the content class storage space ratios as input, a dynamic model is derived and supported by experiment verification, to capture the dynamic nature of a web cache system. To deal with system parameter uncertainties and noises in controlling the hit rate ratio between two classes, a direct adaptive feedback control approach is employed. Two adaptive control designs are studied: a deterministic design for handling parameter uncertainties, and a stochastic design for compensating system noises. Experiment results are presented to show that both designs are capable of improving system performance, while a stochastic design performs better. Experiment results from a fixed control design and an open-loop control design are also given as comparison to show that adaptive designs are more promising for web cache system applications.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering