On Piece Selection for Streaming BitTorrent

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): David Erman, Karel de Vogeleer, Adrian Popescu
Title: On Piece Selection for Streaming BitTorrent
Conference name: Fifth Swedish National Computer Networking Worshop (SNCNW2008)
Year: 2008
City: Karlskrona
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Telecommunication Systems (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för telekommunikationssystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: david.erman@bth.se, kdv@bth.se, adrian.popescu@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Video-on-Demand (VoD) has been hailed as a "killer app" of the Internet for a long time, but it has yet to really make a major breakthrough, due to various technical and political reasons. The recent influx of community-driven video distribution has reactualized the research into efficient distribution methods for streaming video. In this paper, we propose a number of modifications and extensions to the BitTorrent (BT) distribution and replication system to make it suitable for use in providing a streaming video delivery service, and implement parts of these in a simulator. Also, we report on a simulation study of the implemented extensions to the BT system.
Subject: Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Telecommunications\Modelling of Bursty Traffics
Keywords: BitTorrent, streaming, piece selection, performance evaluation