Editorial: Peer-to-peer networking and applications, volume 3, issue 2

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Heather Yu
2010 Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications  
Six original research works are included in this issue of the Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications. They address research problems related storage caching, peer-to-peer streaming, searching in KAD networks, security in multi-party P2P computation, content prefetching, and gender difference in music downloading. Computer and networking technologies are advancing very fast. Today's off the shelf processors are capable of executing multiple instructions in a single nano-second. Computer memory
more » ... is getting faster and larger. High bandwidth and low latency communication technologies are capable of delivering high volume of data. Storage devices are also getting larger, but staying behind in terms of data delivery rate. As a result, for many data processing applications, the performance entirely depends on the throughput of these storage devices. A typical way to boost the performance of such applications is to use cache. In the first paper of this issue, "SPACE: A Lightweight Collaborative Caching for Clusters", Akon et al. propose a collaborative caching scheme for tightly coupled network workstations to enhance the performance of data driven applications. In the second paper,
doi:10.1007/s12083-010-0071-5 fatcat:mgbdptlg6rf5rpcakamqefalfi