Nikolaos Efthymiopoulos, Athanasios Christakidis, Loris Corazza, Spyros Denazis and Odysseas Koufopavlou

P2P@Clouds – Converging P2P with clouds towards advanced real time media distribution architectures

Abstract

Real time media distribution services are at the core of new and emerging network architectures. As such, they are required to operate at large scales under varying network conditions and user behaviors. P2P@Clouds specifies and executes research experiments that aim at orchestrating user resources and cloud resources (media servers) towards scalable and stable bandwidth provisioning. Our experiments at P2P@Clouds have two objectives. The first is the accurate and dynamic monitoring of the upload bandwidth of participating users towards a stable P2P congestion control algorithm suitable for real time applications. The second is the evaluation of a distributed network path selection algorithm that will exploit the redundancy of P2P towards efficient utilization of the available network resources. We aim here at the adaptation of media distribution services to the underlying network resources and traffic conditions. The facility of BonFIRE [3] offers an ideal substrate towards these goals.

Authors

Nikolaos Efthymiopoulos, Athanasios Christakidis, Loris Corazza, Spyros Denazis and Odysseas Koufopavlou

Keywords

P2P overlay, congestion control, real time media distribution

Participates in following conferences:
FIRE Engineering Conference