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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 of 13 CS3283 Distributed Systems (Assignment Two) Student Name: Student ID: Cheng Kai Yee, Martin 50768560 Leung Chi Chung, Oliver 50744408 Group 2: Topic 3 – Middleware Services for Peer-to-Peer Computing Wong Ka Wing, Tiger 50792707 Date of Submission: 29-Nov-2010 Page 2 of 13 Table of Contents: 1. Abstract ............................................................................................................................. 3 2. Introduction / Background .............................................................................................. 4 3. Technical Issues ................................................................................................................ 5 3.1. Types of Peer-to-Peer Networks .......................................................................... 5 3.2. Functional / Non-Functional Requirements ....................................................... 6 3.3. Benefits / Weaknesses of Peer-to-Peer Systems: ................................................ 7 4. Examples ........................................................................................................................... 8 4.1. Pastry ..................................................................................................................... 8 4.1.1. Overview ................................................................................................... 8 4.1.2. Routing ...................................................................................................... 8 4.1.3. Applications .............................................................................................. 9 4.2. Tapestry ............................................................................................................... 10 4.2.1. Overview ................................................................................................. 10 4.2.2. Plaxton Routing Mechanism ................................................................. 10 4.2.3. Plaxton Location Mechanism ................................................................ 11 4.2.4. Plaxton routing architecture – Review ................................................. 12 5. Conclusions ..................................................................................................................... 13 6. References ....................................................................................................................... 13 Page 3 of 13 1. Abstract Peer-to-peer (P2P) system, in definition – “…represent a paradigm for the construction of distributed systems and applications in which data and computational resources are contributed by many hosts on the Internet, all of which participate in the provision of a uniform service. Their emergence is a consequence of the very rapid growth of the Internet, embracing many millions of computers and similar numbers of users requiring access to shared resources…” [1] It refers to a class of systems and applications that employ distributed...
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