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Resilient peer-to-peer multicast without the cost
Author(s): Stefan Birrer; Fabian E. Bustamante
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Paper Abstract

We introduce Nemo, a novel peer-to-peer multicast protocol that achieves high delivery ratio without sacrificing end-to-end latency or incurring additional costs. Based on two simple techniques: (1) co-leaders to minimize dependencies and, (2) triggered negative acknowledgments (NACKs) to detect lost packets, Nemo's design emphasizes conceptual simplicity and minimum dependencies, thus achieving performance characteristics capable of withstanding the natural instability of its target environment. We present an extensive comparative evaluation of our protocol through simulation and wide-area experimentation. We contrast the scalability and performance of Nemo with that of three alternative protocols: Narada, Nice and Nice-PRM. Our results show that Nemo can achieve delivery ratios similar to those of comparable protocols under high failure rates, but at a fraction of their cost in terms of duplicate packets (reductions > 90%) and control-related traffic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5680, Multimedia Computing and Networking 2005, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.587336
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan Birrer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Fabian E. Bustamante, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5680:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 2005
Surendar Chandra; Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Editor(s)

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