- Joint paper published at 3rd EURO-NGI Conference on Next Generation Internet Networks (NGI 2007)
- Feel free to contact us for pdfs, slides or scripts at any time
- Random Encounter Based Distribution of Large Files (Redlarf) project website up at 01.04.06
BitTorrent introduced an extremely efficient peer-to-peer networking technique for distributing a very large file (say, gigabytes) to a very large number of recipients (scalability should extend to millions) by splitting it into relatively small chunks (say, thousand chunks) in such a way that the recipients forward their downloaded chunks to further recipients. This project studies fully distributed analogues on BitTorrent from several points of view: algorithm design, testing and analysis.
- Design and study, using analytical models, different mediation algorithms applicable in a file distribution system based on chunk transfer along random encounters. The objective is to maximize the file distribution performance in terms like throughput, delay and reliability.
- Implement and test these algorithms in a working, experimental peer-to-peer content distribution system. Tests and performance measurements are made using partners' capabilities and, in particular, in the world-wide PlanetLab environment.
- Analyse and test the reliability and stability performance of various overlay network alternatives of the system.
- 20.11 - 22.11.2006 Meeting of partners from Würzburg and VTT in Helsinki
- 13.06 - 15.06.2006 Meeting of all three partners in Torino
- 07.05 - 13.05.2006 Visit of Vesa Pehkonen (VTT) to Würzburg
- 22.02 - 24.02.2006 Kick-off Meeting in Würzburg
- E.W. Biersack, D. Carra, R. Lo Cigno, P. Rodriguez , P. Felber:Overlay Architectures for File Distribution: Fundamental Performance Analysis for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Cases
- A. Legout, G. Urvoy-Keller, and P. Michiardi.: Rarest First and Choke Algorithms Are Enough
- L. Nussbaum, O. Richard: Lightweight Emulation to Study Peer-to-Peer Systems
Schlosser, D., Hoßfeld, T., Tutschku, K.: Comparison of Robust Cooperation Strategies for P2P Content Distribution Networks with Multiple Source Download. University of Wuerzburg (2006).