Improving the Performance of P2P Content Distribution Systems by Choosing Proper Content Providers

Yi WAN  Takuya ASAKA  Tatsuro TAKAHASHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.7   pp.2500-2502
Publication Date: 2009/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.2500
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
P2P,  content distribution,  load balancing,  capable conservation,  

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Searching mechanisms employed in unstructured overlay networks typically hit multiple peers for the desired content. We propose the use of a simple method that raises the hit rates of unpopular contents and balances the loads by choosing the peer holding the least contents as the provider when multiple candidates exist.