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INTERNAL REPORT UPC-DAC-RR-2006-21 -DAC JUNE 2006 1 Can Thread Priorities be Used to Provide

Summary: INTERNAL REPORT UPC-DAC-RR-2006-21 - DAC JUNE 2006 1
Can Thread Priorities be Used to Provide
Differentiated Quality of Service for Web
Javier Alonso, Jordi Guitart and Jordi Torres
Resumen--The e-commerce web sites receive a great
and varied number of visitors every day. These vis-
itors share the application server's limited resources
and when there are too many clients connecting to
the web site, it is possible that they hinder between
them, even to overload the application server. These
visitors can be divided in different categories, depend-
ing on their importance from site viewpoint. Consid-
ering the importance that in these web sites some
client connections (e.g. buyers' connections) finish
successfully before other connections, in this paper
we propose a mechanism to provide different quality
of service to the different client categories by assign-
ing different priorities to the threads attending the
connections. After observing that Java Thread Pri-


Source: Alonso, Javier - Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences