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Chainsaw: Eliminating Trees from Overlay Multicast

  • Vinay Pai
  • Kapil Kumar
  • Karthik Tamilmani
  • Vinay Sambamurthy
  • Alexander E. Mohr
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3640)

Abstract

In this paper, we present Chainsaw, a p2p overlay multicast system that completely eliminates trees. Peers are notified of new packets by their neighbors and must explicitly request a packet from a neighbor in order to receive it. This way, duplicate data can be eliminated and a peer can ensure it receives all packets. We show with simulations that Chainsaw has a short startup time, good resilience to catastrophic failure and essentially no packet loss. We support this argument with real-world experiments on Planetlab and compare Chainsaw to Bullet and Splitstream using MACEDON.

Keywords

Packet Loss Packet Loss Rate Overlay Network Typical Node Upload Bandwidth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vinay Pai
    • 1
  • Kapil Kumar
    • 1
  • Karthik Tamilmani
    • 1
  • Vinay Sambamurthy
    • 1
  • Alexander E. Mohr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceStony Brook University 

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