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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: [RT] Adaptive Caching
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2003 21:51:52 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> On Thursday, Jul 17, 2003, at 08:03 America/Guayaquil, Berin Loritsch 
> wrote:
> [skipping nice parallel in digital audio]
>> The concept translates over to the adaptive cache approach at almost 1:1.
>> The actual individual cost sample is not important.  It is the 
>> windowed average that is important.
> Well, on second thought, I think you misinterpreted my pseudocode. There 
> is only *one* value of efficiency per resource. This is updated as we 
> go, incresing or decreasing depending on the sampled efficiency but we 
> don't need to keep the history of it, just the final sum of all the 
> terms. for this reason we don't need a window, nor the system will slow 
> down later on.

The window is not for the efficiency, but for the history of the cost

See the "[mock] Adaptive Caching" code and you will see how I interpreted


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