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MemC3: Compact and Concurrent MemCache with Dumber
Caching and Smarter Hashing
10th Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'13), April 2013.
Bin Fan, David G. Andersen, Michael Kaminsky*
Carnegie Mellon University
This paper presents a set of architecturally and workload-inspired algorithmic and engineering improvements to the popular Memcached system that substantially improve both its memory efficiency and throughput. These techniques—optimistic cuckoo hashing, a compact LRU-approximating eviction algorithm based upon CLOCK, and comprehensive implementation of optimistic locking—enable the resulting system to use 30% less memory for small key-value pairs, and serve up to 3x as many queries per second over the network. We have implemented these modifications in a system we call MemC3—Memcached with CLOCK and Concurrent Cuckoo hashing—but believe that they also apply more generally to many of today's read-intensive, highly concurrent networked storage and caching systems.
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