The First Semi-Annual Web Caching Cache-off

First biennial web caching
The first hideout is over! It took place on March 15, 16 and 17 in Redwood City, California. When caching was present:

Infolibria (2 entries)
Network device (2 inputs)
Novell (2 entries)
Nlanr / squid
University of Wisconsin / Peregrine
Network Appliance and IBM declined to disclose the results of the cache deactivation.

The following elements were noticeably missing from the cash-off:

To come in
Download the first cache deactivation report:

Compressed Postscript (240 KB)
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Raw polygraph log files are also available to contributors who have posted their results. You can download it here. Please note that these are very, very large files. We ask you to use them only if you really intend to analyze them.

Press releases and coverage
UCSD / IRCACHE Press Release
InfoLibria Press Release
Novell Press Release
Data Transfer Articles
We have a few pictures of the cash-off:

Photos of Brendan from digital cameras
Polyteams images (scanned from print)
Thank you thank you thank you!
This caching would never have happened without the help of many organizations and individuals.

First Paul Vixie, Ann Susie, Rory Doolin and everyone else at Vixie Enterprises for organizing the event in their warehouse. Anne was particularly helpful with regard to pre-caching site visits and monitoring equipment on arrival and departure through various shipping companies. Rory and Anne also took care of our delicious meals and many other details. And, of course, we will never forget remote control racing cars.

Brother-in-law My Way Cool John O’Shaughnessy saved our ass by making sure the fuses in the Vixie building weren’t blown.

Alteon Networks has kindly lent us five of its latest Ace Director 2 switches for use during cache deactivation and provided support engineers to resolve disasters (none of them) every three days.

Cisco lent us a 7200 router and a 2900 switch to use when disabling the cache.

We use FreeBSD on all our Polygraph client computers and servers. We really appreciate the stability and adaptability of the FreeBSD Unix kernel!

If you ever need to rent a large number of PCs, we strongly recommend that you rent PCs gradually. They were just great to work with.

After all, we would have no reason to defend ourselves without the support and involvement of the vendors who came with us on our first test attempt. Many thanks to IBM, InfoLibria, Network Appliance and Novell!