Improving the Streaming Capacity in P2P VOD Systems With Helpers
Source: Ryefone Inc.
Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Video-on-Demand (VoD) is a promising solution to provide video service to a large number of users. Streaming capacity in a P2P VoD system is defined as the maximal streaming rate that every user can receive. Due to the upload bottleneck, the streaming capacity in the P2P VoD system is limited. In this paper, the authors introduce helpers in the P2P VoD system and then optimize the helper resources to improve the streaming capacity. Specifically, they first optimize the helper assignment using a greedy algorithm. Then, they develop a proximal distributed algorithm to maximize the streaming capacity by optimizing the link rates.