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Lightweight Emulation to Study Peer-to-Peer Systems

Lucas Nussbaum 1, 2 Olivier Richard 2, 1
2 MESCAL - Middleware efficiently scalable
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
Abstract : The current methods used to test and study peer-to-peer systems (namely modeling, simulation, or execution on real testbeds) often show limits regarding scalability, realism and accuracy. This paper describes and evaluates P2PLab, our framework to study peer-to-peer systems by combining emulation (use of the real studied application within a configured synthetic environment) and virtualization. P2PLab is scalable (it uses a distributed network model) and has good virtualization characteristics (many virtual nodes can be executed on the same physical node by using process-level virtualization). Experiments with the BitTorrent file-sharing system complete this paper and demonstrate the usefulness of this platform.
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Lucas Nussbaum, Olivier Richard. Lightweight Emulation to Study Peer-to-Peer Systems. Third International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems (Hot-P2P 06), in conjunction with IPDPS'06, 2006, Greece. 8 p. ⟨hal-00097816v2⟩

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