On the Benefits of Profile-based Naming for Large Network Computing Systems

B. Maniymaran and M. Maheswaran (Canada)


naming, resource profiling, resource discovery, description-based naming, label-based naming, wide area systems


This paper presents new evidence to suggest that descrip tive naming systems of large-scale computing systems have special properties that can be exploited to construct very efficient and scalable implementations. We present the empirical evidence and perform simulations comparing a stock descriptive naming system with an enhanced naming system. Our simulation results indicate that the overhead caused by the naming system can be significantly reduced without any perceivable decline in performance.

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