Manal El Dick

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Many websites with a large user base, e.g., websites of nonprofit organizations, do not have the financial means to install large web-servers or use specialized content distribution networks such as Akamai. For those websites, we have developed Flower-CDN, a locality-aware P2P based content-distribution network (CDN) in which the users that are interested(More)
A growing number of collaborative applications are being built on top of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks which provide scalability and support dynamic behavior. However, the distributed algorithms used by these applications typically introduce multiple communications and interactions between nodes. This is because P2P networks are constructed independently of(More)
In the last decade, there has been a tendency of shifting content distribution towards peer-to-peer (P2P) technology. The reason behind this is the self-scalability of P2P systems provided by the principles of communal collaboration and resource sharing in P2P systems. By building a P2P Content Distribution Network (CDN), peers collaborate to distribute the(More)
—By building a P2P Content Distribution Network (CDN), peers collaborate to distribute the content of underpro-visionned websites and to serve queries for larger audiences on behalf of the websites. This can reveal very challenging, given the highly dynamic and autonomous participation of peers. Indeed, the P2P-CDN should adapt to increasing numbers of(More)
Though widely deployed for file-sharing, unstructured P2P systems aggressively exploit network resources as they grow in popularity. The P2P traffic is the leading consumer of bandwidth, mainly due to search inefficiency, as well as to large data transfers over long distances. This critical issue may compromise the benefits of such systems by drastically(More)
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