In this section, we present the results of the performance evaluation of the DEAR scheme. We first describe the experimental setup. Then, we give the results of reference pattern detection followed by the performance measurement results for both single applications and multiple applications. We also give results from sensitivity analysis for different cache sizes and detection periods. Finally, we compare the performance of the DEAR scheme with that of application-controlled file caching  through trace-driven simulations with the same set of application traces used in .