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HyperCast: A Protocol for Maintaining Multicast Group Members in a Logical Hypercube Topology

Liebeherr, Jorg; Beam, Tyler
Format
Report
Author
Liebeherr, Jorg
Beam, Tyler
Abstract
To efficiently support large-scale multicast applications with many thousand simultaneous members, it is essential that protocol mechanisms be available which support efficient exchange of control information between the members of a multicast group. Recently, we proposed the use of a control topology, which organizes multicast group members in a logical n-dimensional hypercube, and transmits all control information along the edges of the hypercube. In this paper, we present the design, verification, and implementation of a protocol, called Hyper- Cast, which maintains members of a large multicast group in a logical hypercube. We use measurement experiments of an implementation of the protocol on a networked computer cluster to quantitatively assess the performance of the protocol for multicast group sizes up to 1024 members.
Language
English
Date Received
20121029
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science, 1999
Published Date
1999
Collection
Libra Open Repository
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