Split protocol client/server architecture

Bharat S. Rawal, Ramesh K. Karne, Alexander L. Wijesinha

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18 Scopus citations


Protocol splitting has been used to enable protocols to be split at a server level without client involvement. We describe a novel split protocol client/server architecture that completely separates connections and data transfers within a typical session. In this approach, a client becomes aware of its multiple server sources and communicates with them using their IP addresses. Specifically, a client makes a single TCP connection to a connection server and subsequently communicates with one or more data servers to obtain its data and close the connection. We also conduct experiments and measure performance to demonstrate the feasibility of this architecture. Our results indicate that scalable server cluster configurations can be built using this approach. The proposed architecture simplifies server implementations, avoids traditional load balancing techniques, and isolates clients from data servers. It also results in a scalable and distributable approach to client/server computing that provides an alternative to the current paradigm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2012
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2012
Event17th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication, ISCC 2012 - Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 4 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
ISSN (Print)1530-1346


Other17th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication, ISCC 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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