Date Added: Jun 2011
Large Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems for file transfer exhibit the presence of communities based on semantic, geographic, or organizational interests of users. Generally, resources commonly shared within individual communities are relatively unpopular and inconspicuous in the system-wide behavior. These communities are unable to benefit significantly from performance enhancement schemes such as caching that focus only on the most dominant queries. The authors propose a generic caching framework that enhances lookup performance of individual communities while providing even better performance to the dominant communities. The caching framework can be used with any structured P2P system that provides alternative paths to a given destination.