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Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2008)
May 19, 2008 to May 22, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3156-4
pp: 49-57
Peer-to-peer overlays envision a single overlay substrate that can be used (possibly simultaneously) by many applications, but current overlays either target fast, few-hop lookups for contacting directly the responsible nodes, or slower multi-hop lookups that can be used by applications that exploit the overlay topology (like multicast or anycast).In this paper we present Pastel, an extension to Pastry that bridges the gap between the two types of overlays. Pastel maintains both Pastry routing tables and a full information table, and we show how we can exploit synergies between the maintenance of the two. We also propose a novel API that is richer than the one offered by existing overlays, to give applications control over the type of lookups (structured, multi-hop routing, or attempt direct contact).We implemented Pastel in a discrete-event packet level simulator and our results show that Pastel has lookups that are usually more efficient than Pastry’s. Furthermore, the bandwidth required by Pastel is modest, even for a system with thousands of nodes.
Peer-to-peer, routing, overlays

R. Rodrigues, P. Ferreira and N. Cruces, "Pastel: Bridging the Gap between Structured and Large-State Overlays," 2008 8th International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID '08)(CCGRID), Lyon, 2008, pp. 49-57.
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