A Survey of the State of the Art in Peer-to-Peer Computing

J. Mishra and S. Ahuja (USA)


: peer-to-peer, P2P, file-sharing, computational power sharing.


The peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture has seen a lot of interest in the recent past due to the popularity of file-sharing applications based on it. P2P has also provided an interesting solution by which complex problems requiring powerful supercomputers can be solved by a network of desktop computers. This article provides a survey of the state of the art in the peer-to-peer technology field. It covers the architecture and issues with both the file-sharing applications as well as the computational power sharing applications of the P2P architecture.

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