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Overlay Consolidation of ISP-Provided Preferences

Landa, R; Mykoniati, E; Griffin, D; Rio, M; Schwan, N; Rimac, I; (2012) Overlay Consolidation of ISP-Provided Preferences. In: Proceedings of the 2012 10th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications: ISPA 2012. (pp. 506 - 511). IEEE: Piscataway, US. Green open access

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Abstract

There is growing evidence that mutually beneficial outcomes can be achieved when content distribution overlays and their underlying ISPs collaborate through open interfaces. We further contribute to this body of work by considering consolidated topology construction strategies that integrate the information provided by multiple ISPs. We focus on situations with potentially conflicting, asymmetric preference costs, since these situations are expected to benefit more from the tradeoffs provided by consolidation to produce an overlay topology with desirable global properties. In this paper we develop a generic model for the multi-domain consolidation of ISP preferences expressed as costs for pairwise peer connections, where peers are grouped into clusters based on topology criteria. Using this model, we propose two consolidated topology construction strategies: Shared Cost, designed to provide a tradeoff for preference cost asymmetries, and Low Cost, designed to reduce the overall preference cost that the overlay imposes on all its underlying ISPs. We evaluate these two models through extensive simulations over a wide range of ISP and peer cluster sizes, and we show that preference consolidation can provide ISPs with outcomes more aligned with their preferences than those provided by non-consolidated operation.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Overlay Consolidation of ISP-Provided Preferences
ISBN-13:9780769547015
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI:10.1109/ISPA.2012.74
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISPA.2012.74
Language:English
Additional information:(c) 2012 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
Keywords:ISP preference; ISP provided preferences;asymmetric preference cost; consolidated topology construction strategy; content distribution overlays;generic model; multidomain consolidation; open interface; overlay consolidation; overlay topology; pairwise peer connection; preference cost asymmetry; topology criteria; IP networks;overlay networks; telecommunication network topology
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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