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Optimal Strategies for Efficient Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Mehyar, Mortada and Gu, WeiHsin and Low, Steven H. and Effros, Michelle and Ho, Tracey (2007) Optimal Strategies for Efficient Peer-to-Peer File Sharing. In: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, (ICASSP 2007), Honolulu, HI, 15-20 April 2007. Vol.IV. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, IV-1337. ISBN 1-4244-0728-1.

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We study a model for peer-to-peer file sharing. The goal is to distribute a file from a server to multiple peers. We assume the upload capacity of each peer is the only bottleneck. We examine the finish times of peers under different transmission strategies. Pareto optimality, min-max finish time, and optimal average finish time of the model are studied. We believe the results provide fundamental insights into practical peer-to-peer systems such as BitTorrent.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2008 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Current Version Published: 2007-06-04. We would like to thank Lachlan Andrew and Aliekber Gurel for helpful discussions.
Subject Keywords:Pareto optimization; minimax techniques; peer-to-peer computing
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