Section: New Software and Platforms


Heterogeneity-aware gossip protocol

Functional Description

A video streaming platform based on HEAP. The platform is particularly suited for environment characterized by heterogeneous bandwidth capabilities such as those comprising ADSL edge nodes. HEAP is, in fact, able to dynamically leverage the most capable nodes and increase their contribution to the protocol, while decreasing by the same proportion that of less capable nodes. During the last few months, we have integrated HEAP with the ability to dynamically measure the available bandwidth of nodes, thereby making it independent of the input of the user.

  • Participants: Davide Frey, Arnaud Jegou, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Vivien Quema, Maxime Monod and Rachid Guerraoui

  • Contact: Davide Frey