Peer-to-peer systems can be used to form a low-latency decentralized data delivery system. Structured peer-to-peer systems provide both low latency and excellent load balance with uniform query and data distributions. Under the more common skewed access distributions, however, individual nodes are easily overloaded, resulting in poor global performance and lost messages.

This paper describes a lightweight, adaptive, and system-neutral replication protocol, called LAR, that maintains low access latencies and good load balance even under highly skewed demand. We apply LAR to Chord and show that it has lower overhead and better performance than existing replication strategies.

	title = "Adaptive Replication in Peer-to-Peer Systems",
	author = "Vijay Gopalakrishnan and Bujor Silaghi and Bobby Bhattacharjee and Pete Keleher",
	booktitle = {The 24th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems},
	month = {March},
	year = {2004},