A robust and scalable peer-to-peer gossiping protocol

Spyros Voulgaris, Márk Jelasity, Maarten Van Steen

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The newscast model is a general approach for communication in large agent-based distributed systems. The two basic services - membership management and information dissemination - are implemented by the same epidemic-style protocol. In this paper we present the newscast model and report on experiments using a Java implementation. The experiments involve communication in a large, wide-area cluster computer. By analysis of the outcome of the experiments we demonstrate that the system indeed shows the scalability and dependability properties predicted by our previous theoretical and simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-58
Number of pages12
JournalLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003
EventSecond International Workshop: AP2PC 2003 - Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Jul 14 2003Jul 14 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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