Vivaldi: a decentralized network coordinate system

  title={Vivaldi: a decentralized network coordinate system},
  author={Frank Dabek and Russ Cox and M. Frans Kaashoek and Robert Tappan Morris},
  booktitle={Conference on Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication},
Large-scale Internet applications can benefit from an ability to predict round-trip times to other hosts without having to contact them first. Explicit measurements are often unattractive because the cost of measurement can outweigh the benefits of exploiting proximity information. Vivaldi is a simple, light-weight algorithm that assigns synthetic coordinates to hosts such that the distance between the coordinates of two hosts accurately predicts the communication latency between the hosts… 

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