Peer-to-Peer Computing

  • Adriana Iamnitchi
  • Paolo Trunfio
  • Jonathan Ledlie
  • Florian Schintke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6271)

Abstract

After several years of intensive investigation, peer-to-peer computing has established itself as an accepted research topic in the general area of distributed systems. Going beyond the initial file sharing applications that spurred productive research and developement, peer-to-peer computing is associated with inherently decentralized, self-organizing, and self-coordinating large-scale systems. Performance requirements include adaptivity to churn, high resilience to failures, tolerance to network performance variations, and scalability to huge numbers of peers (tens of thousands to millions), but also stronger consistency and security.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana Iamnitchi
  • Paolo Trunfio
  • Jonathan Ledlie
  • Florian Schintke

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