Deterministic near-optimal P2P streaming

Shaileshh Bojja Venkatakrishnan, Pramod Viswanath

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We consider live-streaming over a peer-to-peer network in which peers are allowed to enter or leave the system adversarially and arbitrarily. Previous approaches for streaming have either used randomized distribution graphs or structured trees with randomized maintenance algorithms. Randomized graphs handle peer churn well but have only probabilistic connectivity guarantees, while structured trees have good connectivity but have proven hard to maintain under peer churn. We improve upon both approaches by presenting a novel distribution structure with a deterministic and distributed algorithm for maintenance under peer churn. The algorithm has a constant repair time for connectivity, and near optimal delay. As opposed to order results, the guarantees provided by our algorithm are exact and hold for any network size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-452
Number of pages2
JournalPerformance Evaluation Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 24 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2015Jun 19 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • Deterministic
  • One-to-many content distribution
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Streaming


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