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Improving Search in Peer-to-Peer Systems

Yang, Beverly and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2001) Improving Search in Peer-to-Peer Systems. Technical Report. Stanford.

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Peer-to-peer systems have emerged as a popular way to share huge volumes of data. The usability of these systems depends on effective techniques to find and retrieve data; however, current techniques used in existing P2P systems are often very inefficient. In this paper, we present three techniques for efficient search in P2P systems. We present the design of these techniques, and then evaluate them using a combination of experiments over Gnutella, the largest open P2P system in operation, and analysis. We show that while our techniques maintain the same quality of results as currently used techniques, our techniques use up to 5 times fewer resources. In addition, we designed our techniques to be simple in design and implementation, so that they can be easily incorporated into existing systems for immediate impact.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Peer-to-peer, distributed data, search, performance modeling and evaluation
Subjects:Computer Science > Distributed Systems
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:513
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:01 Nov 2001 16:00
Last Modified:27 Dec 2008 11:00

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