On Network Utilization of Peer-to-Peer Video Live Streaming on the Internet

Xiangyang Zhang, Hossam Hassanein
2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)  
Efficient network utilization is essential towards the deployment of large scale peer-to-peer (P2P) video live streaming services on the Internet. Push-pull hybrid schemes and pull schemes provide practical solutions to P2P video live streaming, but network utilization remains unaddressed. In this paper, we use "typical" hybrid and pull schemes to investigate network utilization and whether the neighbor-with-nearby-peers strategy is applicable to P2P video live streaming applications. We find
more » ... brid and pull schemes have limited capability in choosing low cost overlay edges although hybrid schemes are slightly better. The chunk tree height in hybrid schemes is significantly larger than in pull schemes. The neighbor-with-nearby-peers strategy reduces the chunk tree cost; however, it also results in a significantly larger tree height, lower reliability, and is less robust against peer churn, especially in hybrid schemes.
doi:10.1109/icc.2011.5962866 dblp:conf/icc/ZhangH11a fatcat:f7alosf4cfenvgmltl6g2p5lxy