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Distance measurement in volunteer computing networks: A completely decentralized approach

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dc.contributor.author Kamenopoulos, D en
dc.contributor.author Osman, IA en
dc.contributor.author Tsanakas, P en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:42:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:42:38Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/31054
dc.subject Computer Application en
dc.subject Computer Network en
dc.subject Distance Measure en
dc.subject Distance Metric en
dc.subject Dynamic Load Balancing en
dc.subject Network Topology en
dc.subject Passive Monitoring en
dc.subject Peer To Peer System en
dc.subject System Performance en
dc.subject.other Content sharing en
dc.subject.other Network traffic en
dc.subject.other Peer-to-peer en
dc.subject.other Volunteer computing networks en
dc.subject.other Bandwidth en
dc.subject.other Computation theory en
dc.subject.other Computer simulation en
dc.subject.other Monitoring en
dc.subject.other Network protocols en
dc.subject.other Neural networks en
dc.subject.other Telecommunication traffic en
dc.subject.other Computer networks en
dc.title Distance measurement in volunteer computing networks: A completely decentralized approach en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1109/NCA.2004.1347808 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NCA.2004.1347808 en
heal.publicationDate 2004 en
heal.abstract Volunteer computing is a relatively new computing paradigm that is often the only solution to large compu-tational tasks. Due to the dynamic structure of the peerto-peer systems that usually form the backbone of volunteer computing, obtaining accurate distance metrics using traditional techniques is infeasible. Thus, techniques that could improve system performance, such as dynamic load balancing, are very difficult to implement. In this paper, we show that the master-worker paradigm used by the overwhelming majority of volunteer computing applications results in certain network topology and protocol characteristics that render distance measurement method with zero network overhead feasible and preferable. Therefore, we present a simple distance measurement method that is based on passive monitoring of application-level traffic. We subsequently test the method using simulation as well as a reference implementation. The paper concludes by summarizing the strong points and limitations of the proposed method and proposing further research directions. © 2004 IEEE. en
heal.journalName Proceedings - Third IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, NCA 2004 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/NCA.2004.1347808 en
dc.identifier.spage 399 en
dc.identifier.epage 404 en


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