BitWorker, a Decentralized Distributed Computing System based on BitTorrent

Durand, Arnaud; Gasparyan, Mikael; Rouvinez, Thomas; Aad, Imad Rafic; Braun, Torsten; Trinh, Tuan Anh (25 May 2015). BitWorker, a Decentralized Distributed Computing System based on BitTorrent. In: Aguayo-Torres, Mari Carmen; Gómez, Gerardo; Poncela, Javier (eds.) Wired/Wireless Internet Communications. The 13th International Conference on Wired & Wireless Internet Communications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 9071 (pp. 151-164). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-22572-2_11

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In this paper we present BitWorker, a platform for community distributed computing based on BitTorrent. Any splittable task can be easily specified by a user in a meta-information task file, such that it can be downloaded and performed by other volunteers. Peers find each other using Distributed Hash Tables, download existing results, and compute missing ones. Unlike existing distributed computing schemes relying on centralized coordination point(s), our scheme is totally distributed, therefore, highly robust. We evaluate the performance of BitWorker using mathematical models and real tests, showing processing and robustness gains. BitWorker is available for download and use by the community.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)

UniBE Contributor:

Gasparyan, Mikael; Aad, Imad Rafic; Braun, Torsten and Trinh, Tuan Anh

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics

ISBN:

978-3-319-22572-2

Series:

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sayed Ali Marandi

Date Deposited:

25 Aug 2015 13:57

Last Modified:

15 Jul 2019 13:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-22572-2_11

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70926

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70926

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