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Peer-to-Peer Computing, IEEE International Conference on (2008)
Sept. 8, 2008 to Sept. 11, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3318-6
pp: 131-139
We present a content delivery infrastructure distributing and maintaining software packages in a large organization. Our work is based on a trace-based analysis of an existing software delivery system that we conducted to find general principles and properties could be used to devise a better solution. Our design combines a conventional server with volunteer nodes that expand its scalability. We rely on Peer-to-Peer technology to speed up content synchronization among the volunteer nodes while maintaining a conventional client/server interface for the service customers. Finally our system includes a novel load balancing mechanism that considers both the synchronization workload and the customer-generated workload of the volunteer nodes. Our simulation results indicate that the feedback information currently available at the server/tracker of the P2P system offers enough information to ensure a fair load distribution among the peers.
Content delivery networks, trace analysis, synchronization, peer-to-peer systems, BitTorrent, load balancing

J. Paris, J. Schettino, J. Morgan, P. Shah and C. Venkatraman, "A P2P-Based Architecture for Secure Software Delivery Using Volunteer Assistance," 2008 Eighth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P), Aachen, 2008, pp. 131-139.
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