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Femto-caching with soft cache hits: Improving performance through recommendation and delivery of related content

Sermpezis, Pavlos; Spyropoulos, Thrasyvoulos; Vigneri, Luigi; Giannakas, Theodoros

Submitted on ArXiv, February 16, 2017

Pushing popular content to cheap "helper" nodes (e.g., small cells) during off-peak hours has recently been proposed to cope with the increase in mobile data traffic. User requests can be served locally from these helper nodes, if the requested content is available in at least one of the nearby helpers. Nevertheless, the collective storage of a few nearby helper nodes does not usually suffice to achieve a high enough hit rate in practice. We propose to depart from the assumption of hard cache hits, common in existing works, and consider "soft" cache hits, where if the original content is not available, some related contents that are locally cached can be recommended instead. Given that Internet content consumption is entertainment-oriented, we argue that there exist scenarios where a user might accept an alternative content (e.g., better download rate for alternative content, low rate plans, etc.), thus avoiding to access expensive/congested links. We formulate the problem of optimal edge caching with soft cache hits in a relatively generic setup, propose efficient algorithms, and analyze the expected gains. We then show using synthetic and real datasets of related video contents that promising caching gains could be achieved in practice.

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Titre:Femto-caching with soft cache hits: Improving performance through recommendation and delivery of related content
Type:Conférence
Langue:English
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Département:Systèmes de Communication
Eurecom ref:5141
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+5141, year = {2017}, title = {{F}emto-caching with soft cache hits: {I}mproving performance through recommendation and delivery of related content}, author = {{S}ermpezis, {P}avlos and {S}pyropoulos, {T}hrasyvoulos and {V}igneri, {L}uigi and {G}iannakas, {T}heodoros}, booktitle = {{S}ubmitted on {A}r{X}iv, {F}ebruary 16, 2017}, address = {}, month = {02}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/5141} }
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