Topic 7: Peer-to-peer computing

Dick Epema, Márk Jelasity, Josep Jorba, Alberto Montresor

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Abstract

After a decade of intensive investigation, peer-to-peer computing has established itself as an accepted research field in the general area of distributed systems. peer-to-peer computing can be seen as the democratization of computing-overthrowing the old regime of hierarchies as in client-server systems-largely brought about by last-mile network improvements which have made individual PCs first-class citizens in the computer world. Initially, much of the focus in peer-to-peer systems was on best-effort file sharing. However, over the last few years, research has also been directed at trying to make peer-to-peer systems satisfy properties and have functionality as exhibited by more traditional forms of distributed systems. Examples of such properties and functionality, which in principle run counter to the disorganized nature of peer-to-peer systems, are certain levels of security and providing reliable distributed storage such as required by databases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuro-Par 2008 Parallel Processing - 14th International Euro-Par Conference, Proceedings
Pages599-600
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2008
Event14th International Euro-Par Conference, Euro-Par 2008 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: Aug 26 2008Aug 29 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5168 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other14th International Euro-Par Conference, Euro-Par 2008
CountrySpain
CityLas Palmas de Gran Canaria
Period8/26/088/29/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Epema, D., Jelasity, M., Jorba, J., & Montresor, A. (2008). Topic 7: Peer-to-peer computing. In Euro-Par 2008 Parallel Processing - 14th International Euro-Par Conference, Proceedings (pp. 599-600). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5168 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85451-7_63