Understanding and Deconstructing BitTorrent Performance

@inproceedings{Bharambe2005UnderstandingAD,
  title={Understanding and Deconstructing BitTorrent Performance},
  author={Ashwin R. Bharambe and Cormac Herley and Venkata N. Padmanabhan},
  booktitle={SIGMETRICS 2005},
  year={2005}
}
In recent years, BitTorrent has emerged as a very popular and scalable peer-to-peer file distribution mechanism. It has been very successful at distributing large files quickly and efficiently without overwhelming the capacity of the origin server, even under extreme flash crowd conditions. In this paper, we present a simulation-based study of BitTorrent. The goal is to deconstruct the BitTorrent system and evaluate the impact of its core mechanisms, both individually and in combination, on… CONTINUE READING

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