An adaptive wrapper algorithm for file transfer applications to support optimal large file transfers

Alireza Ghobadi, C. Eswaran, Nithiapidary Muthuvelu, Ian K.T. Tan, Yong Lee Kee

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The overall file transmission time between peer machines is affected by network conditions, file dispatching and retrieval systems, error detection and the processing capabilities of the peers. Improving the network condition or the peers' processing capabilities for speedup will incur higher cost. We introduce a Wrapper Algorithm for the dispatching and retrieval systems at the peers. The algorithm performs file compression-decompression, file split-merge and file chunk scheduling processes to speedup the file transfer time of large files. The Wrapper Algorithm is wrapped around RSYNC and the results reveal an overall reduction of file transfer time of up to 66%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT 2009 - Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT) 2009 - Phoenix Park, Korea, South
Duration: 15 Feb 200918 Feb 2009
Conference number: 11th

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT
ISSN (Print)1738-9445


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT) 2009
Abbreviated titleICACT 2009
Country/TerritoryKorea, South
CityPhoenix Park


  • File transfer application
  • File transmission time
  • Large files
  • Wrapper algorithm

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