## Impact of QoS on Replica Placement in Tree Networks (2006)

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@TECHREPORT{Benoit06impactof,

author = {Anne Benoit and Veronika Rehn and Yves Robert},

title = {Impact of QoS on Replica Placement in Tree Networks},

institution = {},

year = {2006}

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This paper discusses and compares several policies to place replicas in tree networks, subject to server capacity and QoS constraints. The client requests are known beforehand, while the number and location of the servers are to be determined. We study three strategies. The first two strategies assign each client to a unique server while the third allows requests of a client to be processed by multiple servers. The main contribution of this paper is to assess the impact of QoS constraints on the total replication cost. In this paper, we establish the NP-completeness of the problem on homogeneous networks when the requests of a given client can be processed by multiple servers. We provide several efficient polynomial heuristic algorithms for NP-complete instances of the problem. These heuristics are compared to the optimal solution provided by the formulation of the problem in terms of the solution of an integer linear program. 1

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