The IRCache project began in late 1995 under the auspices of
NLANR, UCSD, and the
National Science Foundation. In 2000, funding for the project
neared its end, and staff members left UCSD's employment.
However, many aspects of the project remain in operation today.
These pages describe the operational IRCache system, consisting of approximately
ten caching proxies located throughout the United States.
The IRCache project has four primary goals:
- To provide operational hierarchical caching services for organizations
- To function as a testbed for deploying new versions of the Squid Caching Software.
- To provide relatively large amounts of trace logfile data to researchers
and other organizations.
- To promote web caching through advocacy and other involvement in the
Some of the other IRCache activities have their own web sites:
IRCache currently receives financial and other support from
The Measurement Factory, Inc. and
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