Peer-to-peer computing (Introduction to Topic 7)

A. Montresor, F. Le Fessant, D.H.J. Epema, S. Voulgaris

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    Distributed systems have experienced a shift of scale in the past few years. This evolution has generated an interest in peer-to-peer systems and resulted in much interesting work. Peer-to-peer systems are characterized by their potential to scale due to their fully decentralized nature. They are self-organizing, adapting automatically to peer arrivals and departures, and are highly resilient to failures. They rely on a symmetric communication model where peers act both as servers and clients. As the peer-to-peer concepts and technologies become more mature, many distributed services and applications relying on this model are envisaged in the context of large-scale distributed and parallel systems. This topic examines peer-to-peer technologies, applications, and systems, and also identifies key research issues and challenges. Twenty-six papers were submitted to the track and we accepted six. We organized two sessions, the first devoted to the problem of query management in structured and unstructured overlay networks, the second containing a broader selection of topics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuro-Par 2007 - Parallel Processing (13th International Euro-Par Conference, Rennes, France, August 28-31, 2007. Proceedings)
    EditorsA.M. Kermarrec, L. Bougé, T. Priol
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    ISBN (Print)3-540-74465-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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