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A two-level simulated annealing algorithm for efficient dissemination of electronic content

Bektas, T., Cordeau, J-F., Erkut, E. and Laporte, G. (2008) A two-level simulated annealing algorithm for efficient dissemination of electronic content Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59, pp. 1557-1567. (doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602490).

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This paper describes a two-level simulated annealing heuristic for the joint problem of object placement and request routing in a Content Distribution Network (CDN) with constraints pertaining to server capacity and end-to-end object transfer delay. A CDN is a technology that is used to efficiently distribute electronic content throughout an existing network. The two-level solution procedure is composed of an exterior and an interior simulated annealing algorithms. Computational experiments are conducted by comparing the proposed procedure with several truncated exact solution algorithms on randomly generated Internet topologies.

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Published date: 2008
Keywords: telecommunications, content distribution network, object placement, request routing, simulated annealing.


Local EPrints ID: 47683
ISSN: 0160-5682
PURE UUID: 65795ca9-9313-4966-82d2-f3157f8d1df4
ORCID for T. Bektas: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 Aug 2007
Last modified: 11 Jul 2017 09:46

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Author: T. Bektas ORCID iD
Author: J-F. Cordeau
Author: E. Erkut
Author: G. Laporte

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