V. Cardellini, M. Colajanni, P. S. Yu, ``High performance Web-server systems'',
Proc. 13th Int'l Symp. On Computer and Information Sciences
(ISCIS'98), Ankara, Turkey, pp. 288-293, Oct. 1998.
Popular Web sites cannot rely on a single powerful server
nor on independent mirrored-servers to support ever increasing request load.
Scalability and availability can be provided by distributed Web-server
architectures that distribute client requests among the multiple servers in
a user-transparent way.
In this paper we will review the state of the art in distributed Web-server systems.
We will analyze the efficiency and limitations of the various approaches and
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