Auctions, Market Mechanisms, and Their Applications. Second International ICST Conference, AMMA 2011, NewYork, NY, USA, August 22-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Sharing in BitTorrent Can Be Rational

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30913-7_8,
        author={Mike Ruberry and Sven Seuken},
        title={Sharing in BitTorrent Can Be Rational},
        proceedings={Auctions, Market Mechanisms, and Their Applications. Second International ICST Conference, AMMA 2011, NewYork, NY, USA, August 22-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AMMA},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30913-7_8}
    }
    
  • Mike Ruberry
    Sven Seuken
    Year: 2012
    Sharing in BitTorrent Can Be Rational
    AMMA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30913-7_8
Mike Ruberry1,*, Sven Seuken1,*
  • 1: Harvard University
*Contact email: mruberry@eecs.harvard.edu, seuken@eecs.harvard.edu

Abstract

Consider a game played by two mountaineers climbing a mountain.Both are only interested in attaining the summit and can only reach it with help from the other. Over an infinite number of discrete periods they play a symmetric simultaneous game where they may either help the other a fixed distance up the mountain at some cost, or do nothing. Can these mountaineers climb their mountain?