Web performance acceleration by caching rendering results

Yuusuke Nakano, Noriaki Kamiyama, Kohei Shiomoto, Go Hasegawa, Masayuki Murata, Hideo Miyahara

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Web performance, the time from clicking a link on a web page to finishing displaying the web page of the link, is becoming increasingly important. Low web performance of web pages tends to result in the loss of customers. In our research, we measured the time for downloading files on popular web pages by running web browsers on four hosts worldwide using PlanetLab and detected the longest portion in download time. We found the longest portion in download time to be Blocked time, which is the waiting time for the start of downloading in web browsers. In this paper, we propose a method for accelerating web performance by reducing such Blocked time with a cache of rendering results. The proposed method uses an in-network rendering function which renders web pages instead of web browsers. The in-network rendering function also stores the rendering results in its cache and reuses them for other web browsers to reduce the Blocked time. To evaluate the proposed method, we calculated the web performance of web pages whose render results are cached by analyzing the measured download time of actual web pages. We found that the proposed method accelerates web performance of long round trip time (RTT) web pages or long RTT clients if the web pages' dynamic file percentages are within 80%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationManaging a Very Connected World, APNOMS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages244-249
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9784885522963
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 24
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2015 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Aug 192015 Aug 21

Publication series

Name17th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: Managing a Very Connected World, APNOMS 2015

Conference

Conference17th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period15/8/1915/8/21

Keywords

  • Acceleration
  • Browsers
  • Rendering (computer graphics)
  • Time measurement
  • Web pages
  • Web servers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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