Improved approximation of storage-rate tradeoff for caching via new outer bounds

Avik Sengupta, Ravi Tandon, T. Charles Clancy

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Abstract

Caching is a viable solution for alleviating the severe capacity crunch in modern content centric wireless networks. Parts of popular files are pre-stored in users' cache memories such that at times of heavy demand, users can be served locally from their cache content thereby reducing the peak network load. In this work, we consider a central server assisted caching network where files are jointly delivered to users through multicast transmissions. For such a network, we develop a new information theoretic lower bound on the fundamental cache storage vs. transmission rate tradeoff, which strictly improves upon the best known existing bounds. The new bounds are used to establish the approximate storage vs. rate tradeoff of centralized caching to within a constant multiplicative factor of 8.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1691-1695
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467377041
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 19 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2015-June
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2015
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/14/156/19/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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