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The Essence of P2P: A Reference Architecture for Overlay Networks
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronic, Computer and Software Systems, ECS. (SCS)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. (LCN)
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2005 (English)In: Fifth IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, Proceedings / [ed] Caronni, G; Weiler, N; Waldvogel, M; Shahmehri, N, 2005, 11-20 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The success of the P2P idea has created a huge diversity of approaches, among which overlay networks, for example, Gnutella, Kazaa, Chord, Pastry, Tapestry, P-Grid, or DKS, have received specific attention from both developers and researchers. A wide variety of algorithms, data structures, and architectures have been proposed. The terminologies and abstractions used, however have become quite inconsistent since the P2P paradigm has attracted people from many different communities, e.g., networking, databases, distributed systems, graph theory, complexity theory, biology, etc. In this paper we propose a reference model for overlay networks which is capable of modeling different approaches in this domain in a generic manner It is intended to allow researchers and users to assess the properties of concrete systems, to establish a common vocabulary for scientific discussion, to facilitate the qualitative comparison of the systems, and to serve as the basis for defining a standardized API to make overlay networks interoperable.

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2005. 11-20 p.
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Algorithms, Computer architecture, Computer networks, Computer simulation, Data structures, Database systems, Graph theory, Interoperability, Large scale systems, Complexity theory, Overlay networks, P2P paradigm
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-53703DOI: 10.1109/P2P.2005.38ISI: 000232584500002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33746880890ISBN: 0-7695-2376-5OAI: diva2:470699
5th International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, Univ Konstanz, Konstanz, GERMANY, AUG 31-SEP 02, 2005

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