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A DECENTRALIZED ARCHITECTURE FOR ADAPTIVE MEDIA DISSEMINATION Philippe Cudre-Mauroux and Karl Aberer
 

Summary: A DECENTRALIZED ARCHITECTURE FOR ADAPTIVE MEDIA DISSEMINATION
Philippe Cudr´e-Mauroux and Karl Aberer
School of Computer and Communication Sciences
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
{philippe.cudre-mauroux, karl.aberer}@epfl.ch
ABSTRACT
P2P content distribution networks have become extremely popu-
lar on the Internet. Due to their self-organization properties, they
suffer from the lack of control to balance the load among peers
for contents of different popularity. In this paper, we define and
analyze a fully decentralized architecture to support replication of
popular media content in a peer-to-peer network. We show that
by exploiting local knowledge only, this method achieves a near-
optimal behavior with respect to response time in a scenario with
limited storage capabilities at peers.
1. INTRODUCTION
Although streaming media applications have become common-
place over the internet, the overall infrastructure responsible for
delivering media content still lacks performance, scalability and

  

Source: Aberer, Karl - Faculté Informatique et Communications, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Database Group

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences