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CAIDA Graph Visualization WAS: Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Analyzing and Modeling of P2P Networks

http://www.caida.org/    (01)

Check out the pictures on this page!
http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/    (02)

And that's only the first tool I've looked at in their list.    (03)

Peter    (04)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Park" <jackpark@thinkalong.com>
To: <ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 3:58 PM
Subject: [ba-ohs-talk] Analyzing and Modeling of P2P Networks    (05)

> http://www.ececs.uc.edu/~mjovanov/Research/gnutella.html
> Great visuals on this page!
> "My primary research interest is scalability issues in peer-to-peer
> computing networks. Although P2P computing has existed for some time as a
> basis for network applications such as FTP, Telnet, instant messaging,
> and Microsoft's MSN Messenger Service and NetMeeting, recently it has
> managed to capture a lot of attention. Indeed, the sudden emergence of new
> applications like SETI@Home, Groove, Napster, mobile communications, and
> Gnutella is threatening to replace the traditional client-server
> architecture of the web and bring rise to a new era in personal computing.
> My recent work has focused on Gnutella as a model of a purely distributed
> computing system. Gnutella allows users to share information by directly
> connecting to each other forming a high-level network.
> One of the biggest problems in analyzing performance of distributed
> computing networks such as Gnutella as a function of size, is that even
> simple protocols result in complex network interactions. In order to gain
> deeper understanding of the nature of those interactions, an accurate
> of the system is needed. A first step toward such a model is understanding
> the topology of the network. To discover the topology of the Gnutella
> network, I have developed a distributed computing system using Java RMI.
> This program allows instances of Gnutella's topology to be obtained in
> constant time, an extremely important feature when studying a highly
> dynamic network such as Gnutella. Currently, binary version of the code is
> available in the Software Download section. To study various properties of
> the Gnutella network topology, I have been performing network crawls since
> May of 2000. The following are selected samples of my research results."
>    (06)