Probabilistic semantically reliable multicast protocols
keywords: network protocols, large-scale, multicast, reliability
In recent years, two orthogonal promising approaches to improve the scalability of multicast protocols
have emerged. One is the use of probabilistic epidemic protocols. These protocols support the efficient
dissemination of data among a large number of nodes providing probabilistic guarantees of delivery. The
other is the use of semantic knowledge to support higher sustained throughput in groups with
heterogeneous performance behavior.
The current project intends to conduct research in order to integrate both approaches in a single
efficient large-scale multicast protocol.
All large-scale applications that require the multicast of messages from a large number of members
and that exhibit some degree of message obsolescence can potentially benefit from the results of this