Date Added: Jul 2011
Network Coordinate (NC) systems provide an efficient and scalable mechanism to estimate latencies among hosts. However, many popular algorithms like Vivaldi suffer greatly from the existence of Triangle Inequality Violations (TIVs). Two-layer systems like Pharos and hierarchical Vivaldi have been proposed to remedy the impact of TIVs. They divide the whole space into several location-based clusters and run NC systems on both global layer and local layer. However, the two-layer model is only able to optimize the intra-cluster links relating to a limited portion of TIV triangles. In this paper, the authors propose a new NC system, Tarantula, which divides the space in a novel way.