Efficient Allocation of Seed Servers in Peer-to-Peer Streaming Systems With Scalable Videos

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The authors study the streaming of scalable videos over Peer-To-Peer (P2P) networks. They focus on efficient management of seed servers resources, which need to be deployed in the network to make up for the limited upload capacity of peers in order to deliver higher quality video streams. These servers have finite serving capacity and are often loaded with a volume of requests larger than their capacity. They formulate the problem of allocating this capacity for optimally serving scalable videos.