1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems

Research Article

P2PAM: a Framework for Peer-to-Peer Architectural Modeling based on PeerSim

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3029,
        author={Matteo Agosti and Michele Amoretti and Francesco Zanichelli and Gianni Conte},
        title={P2PAM: a Framework for Peer-to-Peer Architectural Modeling based on PeerSim},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3029}
    }
    
  • Matteo Agosti
    Michele Amoretti
    Francesco Zanichelli
    Gianni Conte
    Year: 2010
    P2PAM: a Framework for Peer-to-Peer Architectural Modeling based on PeerSim
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3029
Matteo Agosti1,*, Michele Amoretti1,*, Francesco Zanichelli1,*, Gianni Conte1,*
  • 1: Distributed Systems Group, Information Technology Department, University of Parma (Italy)
*Contact email: agosti@ce.unipr.it, amoretti@ce.unipr.it, zanichelli@ce.unipr.it, conte@ce.unipr.it

Abstract

A peer-to-peer architectural model defines an overlay network topology and a routing strategy. If these aspects are tied together by a deterministic logical model, we say that the architecture is structured. Otherwise, we say it is unstructured. Based on these assumptions, in recent years many complex P2P architectural models have been defined, their performance evaluation being carried out mainly by means of simulative tools. However, there is an emerging need for a general-purpose tool, enabling large-scale overlay network simulations, yet also providing ready-to-use complex building blocks. The widely known PeerSim simulator addresses the first issue quite effectively, although it appears quite limited with respect to several important aspects, i.e. churn modeling. In this paper we propose P2PAM as a PeerSim enhancement providing a rather complete framework for peer-to-peer architectural modeling. P2PAM effectiveness is demonstrated by showing how it has been used to rapidly develop simulations of two interesting systems, namely JXTA and HALO.