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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17429

Title: On Large-scale Peer-to-peer Streaming Systems
Authors: Feng, Chen
Advisor: Li, Baochun
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords: Computer Networks
Peer-to-Peer Networks
Peer-to-Peer Streaming Systems
Issue Date: 14-Jul-2009
Abstract: Peer-to-peer (P2P) streaming has recently received much research attention, with successful commercial systems showing its viability in the Internet. Despite the remarkable popularity in real-world systems, the fundamental properties and limitations are not yet well understood from a theoretical perspective, as there exists a significant gap between the fundamental limits and the performance achieved in practice. In this thesis, we seek to provide an in-depth analytical understanding of fundamental properties and limitations of P2P streaming systems, with a particular spotlight on the performance gap. We first identify the major problem in existing streaming protocols and show that this problem accounts for most of the gap separating the actual and optimal performances of the streaming systems. We then propose a remedy based on network coding to address this problem and show that the gap to the fundamental limits can be significantly reduced.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17429
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The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering - Master theses

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