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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2007 Vol.8 No.12 P.1983-1989


Content subscribing mechanism in P2P streaming based on gamma distribution prediction

Author(s):  GUO Tong-qiang, WENG Jian-guang, ZHUANG Yue-ting

Affiliation(s):  School of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   guotq@cs.zju.edu.cn, wengjg@cs.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  P2P streaming, Gamma distribution, Content subscribing mechanism (CSM)

GUO Tong-qiang, WENG Jian-guang, ZHUANG Yue-ting. Content subscribing mechanism in P2P streaming based on gamma distribution prediction[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2007, 8(12): 1983-1989.

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P2P systems are categorized into tree-based and mesh-based systems according to their topologies. Mesh-based systems are considered more suitable for large-scale Internet applications, but require optimization on latency issue. This paper proposes a content subscribing mechanism (CSM) to eliminate unnecessary time delays during data relaying. A node can send content data to its neighbors as soon as it receives the data segment. No additional time is taken during the interactive stages prior to data segment transmission of streaming content. CSM consists of three steps. First, every node records its historical segments latency, and adopts gamma distribution, which possesses powerful expression ability, to express latency statistics. Second, a node predicts subscribing success ratio of every neighbor by comparing the gamma distribution parameters of the node and its neighbors before selecting a neighbor node to subscribe a data segment. The above steps would not increase latency as they are executed before the data segments are ready at the neighbor nodes. Finally, the node, which was subscribed to, sends the subscribed data segment to the subscriber immediately when it has the data segment. Experiments show that CSM significantly reduces the content data transmission latency.

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