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dc.contributor.advisor Wallach, Dan S.
dc.creatorNgan, Tsuen-Wan (Johnny)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T01:38:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T01:38:03Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Ngan, Tsuen-Wan (Johnny). "Providing incentive to peer-to-peer applications." (2009) Diss., Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/61793.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/61793
dc.description.abstract Cooperative peer-to-peer applications are designed to share the resources of participating computers for the common good of ail users. However, users do not necessarily have an incentive to donate resources to the system if they can use the system's resources for free. As commonly observed in deployed applications, this situation adversely affects the applications' performance and sometimes even their availability and usability. While traditional resource management is handled by a centralized enforcement entity, adopting similar solution raises new concerns for distributed peer-to-peer systems. This dissertation proposes to solve the incentive problem in peer-to-peer applications by designing fair sharing policies and enforcing these policies in a distributed manner. The feasibility and practicability of this approach is demonstrated through numerous applications, namely archival storage systems, streaming systems, content distribution systems, and anonymous communication systems.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectComputer science
Applied sciences
dc.title Providing incentive to peer-to-peer applications
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Computer Science
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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