Simulation of Partition-resilient Overlay Peer-to-Peer Networks

Project ID
FG-329
Project Categories
Computer Science
Completed
Abstract
This project investigates the resiliency of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlay networks - based on both structured topology as well as a social network-based topology - against partitioning attacks targeting a relatively small fraction of the overlay network (e.g. 0.5% of the network is "cut"). An example of this might be a Government that disconnects the Internet in the country from the rest of the world (while allowing networking inside). FutureGrid cloud and if needed large-memory resources will be used for graph simulation and evaluation.
Use of FutureSystems
FutureGrid will be primarily used by graduate students to deploy virtual machines to run simulation experiments.
Scale of Use
The anticipated scale of use is a few VMs (typically one) with relatively large memory (16GB+) deployed for a few hours at a time.