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An Empirical Study of Flash Crowd Dynamics in a P2P-Based Live Video Streaming System

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An Empirical Study of Flash Crowd Dynamics in a P2P-Based Live Video Streaming System
—Peer-to-Peer (P2P) based live video streaming system has emerged as a promising solution for the Internet video streaming applications, partly evident from commercial deployment of several large-scale P2P streaming systems. The key is to leverage the resources available at end users, which offers great potential to scale in the Internet. Flash crowd poses a unique challenge for live streaming systems, in which there could be potentially hundred of thousands of users joining the system during the initial few minutes of a live program. This adds considerable difficulty in particular for a P2P based system in quickly ramping to a scale that can provide reasonable streaming services for newly incoming peers. In this paper, we examine the system dynamics under flash crowd based on measurements obtained from the Coolstreaming system. We are particularly concerned with the impact and user behaviors during flash crowd. The results reveal a number of interesting observations: 1) the syste...
Bo Li, Gabriel Yik Keung, Susu Xie, Fangming Liu,
Added 29 May 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where GLOBECOM
Authors Bo Li, Gabriel Yik Keung, Susu Xie, Fangming Liu, Ye Sun, Hao Yin
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