Dairaine, Laurent and Lancérica, Laurent and Lacan, Jérôme and Fimes, Jérôme Content-access QoS in peer-to-peer networks using a fast MDS erasure code. (2005) Computer Communications, vol. 2 (n° 15). pp. 1778-1790. ISSN 0140-3664
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2004.12.023
This paper describes an enhancement of content access Quality of Service in peer to peer (P2P) networks. The main idea is to use an erasure code to distribute the information over the peers. This distribution increases the users’ choice on disseminated encoded data and therefore statistically enhances the overall throughput of the transfer. A performance evaluation based on an original model using the results of a measurement campaign of sequential and parallel downloads in a real P2P network over Internet is presented. Based on a bandwidth distribution, statistical content-access QoS are guaranteed in function of both the content replication level in the network and the file dissemination strategies. A simple application in the context of media streaming is proposed. Finally, the constraints on the erasure code related to the proposed system are analysed and a new fast MDS erasure code is proposed, implemented and evaluated.
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