2 Overlay Networks for Wired Systems

  • Published 2006


Every application run on multiple machines needs a mechanism that allows the machines to exchange information. An easy way of solving this problem is that every machine knows the domain name or IP address of every other machine. While this may work well for a small number of machines, large-scale distributed applications such as file sharing or grid computing systems need a different, more scalable approach: instead of forming a clique (where everybody knows everybody else), each machine should only be required to know some small subset of other machines. This graph of knowledge can be seen as a logical network interconnecting the machines, which is also known as an overlay network. A prerequisite for an overlay network to be useful is that it has good topological properties. Among the most important are:

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@inproceedings{20062ON, title={2 Overlay Networks for Wired Systems}, author={}, year={2006} }