Title: Measurements of topological characteristics for Peer-to-Peer systems

Authors: Hao Chen, Hai Jin, Jianhua Sun

Addresses: Cluster and Grid Computing Lab, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China. ' Cluster and Grid Computing Lab, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China. ' Cluster and Grid Computing Lab, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Abstract: The popularity of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing applications such as Gnutella, Kazaa and eDonkey has created a considerable amount of research interest in P2P architectures. In order to evaluate a P2P network properly, we must take into account the topological properties of the network that have a significant impact on the design and implementation of a P2P system. In this paper, we present a thorough study about the topological properties of Gnutella network, which provides insight into the nature of underlying system, helps us design high performance algorithms and generates more realistic topologies for simulation experiments.

Keywords: peer-to-peer; P2P networks; small-world; power-law; centrality; network resilience; topological properties; Gnutella network; simulation; high performance networking; network topologies; file sharing; high performance networking.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2006.010207

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2006 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.91 - 101

Available online: 09 Jul 2006 *

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