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Reliably Networking a Multicast Repository

Lam, Wang and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2003) Reliably Networking a Multicast Repository. In: 22nd Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2003), October 6-8, 2003, Florence, Italy.


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In this paper, we consider the design of a reliable multicast facility over an unreliable multicast network. Our multicast facility has several interesting properties: it has different numbers of clients interested in each data packet, allowing us to tune our strategy for each data transmission; has recurring data items, so that missed data items can be rescheduled for later transmission; and allows the server to adjust the scheduler according to loss information. We exploit the properties of our system to extend traditional reliability techniques for our case, and use performance evaluation to highlight the resulting differences. We find that our reliability techniques can reduce the average client wait time by over thirty percent.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:WebBase data multicast facility reliability
Subjects:Computer Science > Databases and the Web
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:752
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:31 Jul 2003 17:00
Last Modified:24 Dec 2008 10:26

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