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Bullet: High Bandwidth Data Dissemination Using an Overlay Mesh

Summary: Bullet: High Bandwidth Data Dissemination
Using an Overlay Mesh
Dejan Kosti´c, Adolfo Rodriguez, Jeannie Albrecht, and Amin Vahdat
Department of Computer Science
Duke University
In recent years, overlay networks have become an effective alter-
native to IP multicast for efficient point to multipoint communi-
cation across the Internet. Typically, nodes self-organize with the
goal of forming an efficient overlay tree, one that meets perfor-
mance targets without placing undue burden on the underlying
network. In this paper, we target high-bandwidth data distribu-
tion from a single source to a large number of receivers. Applica-
tions include large-file transfers and real-time multimedia stream-
ing. For these applications, we argue that an overlay mesh, rather
than a tree, can deliver fundamentally higher bandwidth and re-
liability relative to typical tree structures. This paper presents
Bullet, a scalable and distributed algorithm that enables nodes
spread across the Internet to self-organize into a high bandwidth


Source: Albrecht, Jeannie - Computer Science Department, Williams College
Sirer, Emin Gun - Department of Computer Science, Cornell University
Vahdat, Amin - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California at San Diego


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences