Stability and performance of overlay multicast systems employing forward error correction
2010 (English)In: Performance evaluation (Print), ISSN 0166-5316, Vol. 67, no 2, 80-101 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The two main sources of impairment in overlay multicast systems are packet losses and node churn. Yet, little is known about their effects on the data distribution performance. In this paper we develop an analytical model of a large class of peer-to-peer streaming architectures based on decomposition and non-linear recurrence relations. We analyze the stability properties of these systems using fixed-point analysis. We derive bounds on the probability that nodes in the overlay receive an arbitrary packet of the stream. Based on the model, we explain the effects of the overlay's size, node heterogeneity, loss correlations and node churn on the overlay's performance. Our findings lead us to the definition of an overlay structure with improved stability properties. We show how and under what conditions overlays can benefit from the use of error control solutions, prioritization and taxation schemes. Based on our results, we identify the components that are needed to achieve good data distribution performance in multi-tree-based overlay multicast.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 67, no 2, 80-101 p.
Overlay multicast, FEC, Data distribution performance, Stability, Performance bounds
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19145DOI: 10.1016/j.peva.2009.09.004ISI: 000273932900002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70450273026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19145DiVA: diva2:337192
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052011-01-27Bibliographically approved