HyperCast Site
Computer Science Department
University of Virginia

This is the website of the second version of HyperCast from 2002. You find the current version at http://www.hypercast.org
HyperCast is software for overlay multicasting and peer-to-peer networking for very large groups. The HyperCast project is a research effort that explores protocol mechanisms for  peer-to-peer and multicast networking.

The HyperCast project is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant number ANI-9870336 and ANI-0085955. We acknowledge the support of Tower Technology's donation of the TowerJ Java compiler.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or any other sponsor.


In local area experiments which involved 100 computers,  the HyperCast protocol has built an overlay with 10,000 members in less than 35 seconds. 

The HyperCast protocol has a socket-style API. 

The software has modules for monitoring a running overlay network.

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Last Modified:  11 Dec 2003   Maintained by: hypercast@cs.virginia.edu  

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