Optimal Strategies for Efficient Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

@article{Mehyar2007OptimalSF,
  title={Optimal Strategies for Efficient Peer-to-Peer File Sharing},
  author={Mortada Mehyar and Wei-Hsin Gu and Steven H. Low and Michelle Effros and Tracey Ho},
  journal={2007 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - ICASSP '07},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={IV-1337-IV-1340}
}
We study a model for peer-to-peer file sharing. The goal is to distribute a file from a server to multiple peers. We assume the upload capacity of each peer is the only bottleneck. We examine the finish times of peers under different transmission strategies. Pareto optimality, min-max finish time, and optimal average finish time of the model are studied. We believe the results provide fundamental insights into practical peer-to-peer systems such as BitTorrent. 
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