Load Balancing in Structured Peer to Peer Systems

A peer-to-peer, commonly abbreviated to P2P, is any distributed network architecture composed of participants that make a portion of their resources (such as processing power, disk storage or network bandwidth) directly available to other network participants, without the need for central coordination instances (such as servers or stable hosts). Peers are both suppliers and consumers of resources, in contrast to the traditional client - server model where only servers supply, and clients consume. Peer-to-peer was popularized by file sharing systems like Napster During the last few years the Distributed Hash Table (DHT) has emerged as a flexible and general architecture that can support a large variety of applications including file sharing, storage systems, query processing, name services and communication services.

Provided by: Bharati Vidyapeeth University Topic: Networking Date Added: May 2011 Format: PDF

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