Efficient P2P video distribution by peer reorganization

Chunfeng Yang, Yipeng Zhou, Tom Z. J. Fu, Dah Ming Chiu

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Abstract

There are two types of P2P systems satisfying two different user demands: (a) file downloading and (b) VoD streaming. Example of (a) is the original BitTorrent, and examples for (b) including various commercial P2P-based VoD streaming systems such as that offered by PPLive. We have a hypothesis - by combining a type (a) system and a type (b) system as a single P2P system, both the file downloading users and the streaming users of the same video will benefit in performance. The reasoning is that at any moment, only a subset of the file downloading peers can provide good service to VoD streaming peers and the VoD streaming peers are only good at providing service to a different subset of the file downloading peers. The former subset is the set of peers close to completing downloading the video file; whereas the latter subset is the set of peers starting to download a video. In this paper, we propose a novel design for a mesh-based video distribution system without depending on peer storage. We produce simple back-of-the-envelop analysis, and use simulation to validate our design and compare with other designs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2014 Sixth International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS)
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479936359
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 6th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2014 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 7 Jan 201410 Jan 2014

Conference

Conference2014 6th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2014
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period7/01/1410/01/14

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