Elders Know Best: Lifespan-Based Ideas in P2P Systems
Yi Qiao and Fabián E. Bustamante
In Work-In-Progress, 19th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, October 2003.
Department of Computer Science
Evanston, IL 60201, USA
The transiency of peer population and its implications on peer-to-peer (P2P) applications are increasingly calling the attention of the research community. As undesireable as unavoidable, peers transiency could negate many of the appealing features of the P2P approach.
We are exploring new P2P protocols and strategies that, by considering peers' lifespan a key attribute, can greatly boost the stability, efficiency and scalability of these systems. This work-in-progress briefly discusses our appraoch and presents some initial results.