Performance of locality-aware topologies for peer-to-peer live streaming

Performance of locality-aware topologies for peer-to-peer live streaming

For access to this article, please select a purchase option:

Buy article PDF
(plus tax if applicable)
Buy Knowledge Pack
10 articles for £75.00
(plus taxes if applicable)

IET members benefit from discounts to all IET publications and free access to E&T Magazine. If you are an IET member, log in to your account and the discounts will automatically be applied.

Learn more about IET membership 

Recommend Title Publication to library

You must fill out fields marked with: *

Librarian details
Your details
Why are you recommending this title?
Select reason:
IET Software — Recommend this title to your library

Thank you

Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

This study is concerned with the effect of overlay network topology on the performance of live streaming peer-to-peer systems. The study focuses on the evaluation of topologies which are aware of the delays experienced between different peers on the network. Metrics are defined which assess the topologies in terms of delay, bandwidth usage and resilience to peer drop-out. Several topology creation algorithms are tested and the metrics are measured in a simple simulation testbed. This gives an assessment of the type of gains, which might be expected from locality awareness in peer-to-peer networks.


    1. 1)
      • Deshpande, H., Bawa, M., Garcia-Molina, H.: `Streaming live media over a peer-to-peer network', Technical Report, Stanford Database Group 2001-20, August 2001.
    2. 2)
      • Lua, E.K., Zhou, X.: `Bos: massive scale network-aware geometric overlay multicast streaming network', Global Telecommunications Conference, 2007. GLOBECOM'07. IEEE, November 2007, p. 253–258.
    3. 3)
      • V. Padmanabhan , H. Wang , P. Chou , K. Sripanidkulchai . (2002) Distributing streaming media content using cooperative networking.
    4. 4)
      • S. Ratnasamy , M. Handley , R. Karp , S. Shenker . (2002) Topologically-aware overlay construction and server selection.
    5. 5)
      • Bindal, R., Cao, P., Chan, W.: `Improving traffic locality in Bittorrent via biased neighbor selection', Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2006, 26th IEEE Int. Conf., 2006, p. 66–66.
    6. 6)
      • Ren, D., Li, Y.-T., Chan, S.-H.: `On reducing mesh delay for peer-to-peer live streaming', INFOCOM 2008: The 27th Conf. Computer Communications. IEEE, April 2008, p. 1058–1066.
    7. 7)
    8. 8)
      • F. Dabek , R. Cox , F. Kaashoek , R. Morris . Vivaldi: a decentralized network coordinate system. SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. , 4 , 15 - 26
    9. 9)
      • Shavitt, Y., Tankel, T.: `The curvature of the Internet and its usage for overlay construction and distance estimation', INFOCOM 2004: Twenty-third Ann. Joint Conf. IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, Proc. IEEE Infocom, April 2004, 1, p. 384.
    10. 10)
      • J. Ledlie , P. Gardner , M.I. Seltzer . Network coordinates in the wild. NSDI, USENIX
    11. 11)
      • Clegg, R.G., Griffin, D., Landa, R., Mykoniati, E., Rio, M.: `The performance of locality-aware topologies for peer-to-peer live streaming', Proc. UK Performance Engineering Workshop, 2008.
    12. 12)
      • C.L. Freeman . A set of measures of centrality based on betweenness. Sociometry , 35 - 41

Related content

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address