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On the Challenge of Assessing Overlay Topology Adaptation Mechanisms
Autor: J. Dinger, H. Hartenstein Links:
Quelle: In Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, Pages 145-147, Konstanz, Germany, August 2005
Our thesis is that a peer-to-peer network’s overlay topology should adapt to match the demand graph of the peer-to-peer network. In order to assess the effectiveness of various adaptation mechanisms, a comparison with an optimal topology for a given demand graph would be helpful. However, several related optimization/decision problems have been shown to be NP-hard. The contributions of this paper are threefold: i) we briefly survey NP-hardness results related to assessing overlay adaptation strategies, ii) we present a specific optimization problem and metric, and iii) we provide experimental results indicating the potential of optimizing the overlay topology. Finally, in the spirit of a ‘challenge paper’ we state and discuss various open issues.