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Network coordinates (NCs) construct a logical space which enables efficient and accurate estimation of network latency. Although many researchers have proposed NC-based strategies to reduce the lookup latency of distributed hash tables (DHTs), these strategies are limited in the improvement of the lookup latency; the nearest node to which a query should be forwarded is not always included in the consideration scope of a node. This is because conventional DHTs assign node IDs independent of the underlying physical network. In this paper, we propose an NC-based method of constructing a topology-aware DHT by Proximity Identifier Selection strategy (PIS/NC). PIS/NC assigns an ID to each node based on NC of the node. This paper presents Canary, a PIS/NC-based CAN whose d-dimensional logical space corresponds to that of Vivaldi. Our simulation results suggest that PIS/NC has the possibility of dramatically improving the lookup latency of DHTs. Whereas DHash++ is only able to reduce the median lookup latency by 15% of the original Chord, Canary reduces it by 70% of the original CAN.
Date of Conference: 9-11 Sept. 2009