Tree-assisted gossiping for overlay video distribution

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Tree-assisted gossiping for overlay video distribution
Given its readily deployable nature and broad applications for digital entertainment, video streaming through overlay networks has received much attention recently. While a tree topology is often advocated due to its scalability, it suffers from discontinuous playback under highly dynamic network environments. For on-demand streaming, the asynchronicity among client requests further aggravates the problem. On the other hand, gossip protocols using random message dissemination, though robust, fail to meet the real-time constraints for streaming applications. In this paper, we propose TAG, a Tree-Assisted Gossip protocol that addresses the above issues. TAG adopts a tree structure with time indexing to accommodate asynchronous requests, and an efficient pull-based gossip algorithm to mitigate the impact of network dynamicity. It seamlessly integrates these two approaches and realizes their best features, namely, low delay with a regular tree topology, and robust delivery with smart switc...
Jiangchuan Liu, Ming Zhou
Added 14 Dec 2010
Updated 14 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2006
Where MTA
Authors Jiangchuan Liu, Ming Zhou
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