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Peer to Peer Systems 2014/15

Teacher: Laura Ricci

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Day Hour Room
Tuesday 11.00-13.00 N1
Wednesday 11.00-13.00 L1

The class of Friday September 26th will not be held, it will be made up in the next weeks.

Question Time

Day Hour Place
Giovedì 15.00-18.00 Studio Ricci (348DE) Computer Science Department

For any problem and for requesting bachelor/master thesis, we can contact me by e-mail ( or by skype (contact lauraemiliaricci) or during the question time.


Computer Networks, Algorithm Engineering

Preliminary Course Program

  • Introduction
    • P2P Systems : general characteristics
    • P2P Applications: file sharing, voice over P2P, content distribution networks, P2P video e music streaming
  • Unstructured Overlays
    • Centralized systems: Napster, e-Mule: the server network
    • NAT transversal techniques
    • Distributed Systems: Gnutella 0.4
    • Hybrid Systems: Gnutella 0.6, Kazaa
  • Structured Overlays: Distributed Hash Tables
    • Chord
    • CAN, Proximity Aware Overlays: Vivaldi
    • Prefix Based DHT: Kademlia
    • DHT Applications:
      • Kademlia Implementation in EMule e Bitorrent: the KAD network
      • DHT based Distributed Systems: Amazon Dynamo
    • Formal tools: Markov Chians
      • Distribution of routing paths in Chord
  • Epidemic Models
    • SI model (anti entropy)
    • SIR model (rumor mongering)
    • Gossip Algorithms
      • Random Peer Sampling
      • Information Diffusion
      • Computation of aggregation functions
    • Network Dynamics: random processes on complex networks, random walks
  • P2P Overlays analysis as complex networks
    • Random Graphs
    • Small Worlds: Watts Strogatz, Kleinberg models
      • d-lattice: clustering coefficient
      • Symphony: a Kleinberg based DHT
    • Overlay Analysis:
      • Chord: clustering coefficient, node degree, diameter
      • Analysis of networks generated by random peer sampling
    • Scale Free Networks: Gnutella
  • Content Distribution Networks: BitTorrent
    • Elements of game theory
    • Chocking: peer cooperation
    • Algorithms for choosing pieces
  • P2P Audio/Video Streaming: Spotify
  • Distributed Virtual environments: Massively Multiplayer Online Games on cloud e P2P
  • Simulators for P2P: Peersim, PerfactSim
informatica/p2p/peer-to-peer-1415.txt · Ultima modifica: 09/01/2015 alle 13:13 (8 anni fa) da Laura Ricci