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Title: Penny saved is penny earned : a peer-to-peer approach to alleviate costs of operating Wikipedia
Authors: Kansal, Sonakshi.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Information systems
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: A fundamental problem that confronts website hosting is to manage the expenses incurred in running servers and paying for bandwidth consumed by visitors. Large volumes of traffic slow down websites and often readers cannot access the content they requested. Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has more than 4 million registered users and is currently the 12th most popular website according to However, it often runs into financial crunch because of its non-commercial nature and high demand. This project aims to address this problem by developing a peer to peer network which allows readers to exchange wikipedia pages directly from each other without having to visit caching servers and origin servers, thereby, resulting in cost reduction. The peer to peer network is accessed from within the popular Mozilla Firefox browser via a plug-in. The software adapts efficiently as visitors join and leave the system, and can answer queries even though the system is continuously changing.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:SCSE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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