ScaleStream - An Adaptive Replication Algorithm for Scalable Multimedia Streaming

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors propose ScaleStream, a new algorithm to support scalable multimedia streaming in peer-to-peer networks, under strict resources constraints. With the growth of multimedia consumption over the Internet, achieving scalability in a resource-constrained environment is indeed becoming a critical requirement. Intuitively, their approach consists in dynamically replicating the multimedia content being streamed, based on bandwidth and memory constraints. Their replication management strategy maximizes the number of consumers being served concurrently, while minimizing memory usage, under strict bandwidth constraints.

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