What is P2P?


Standing for peer-to-peer, this is a distributed application architecture that is designed to partition tasks and workloads between peers.

In this model peers are equally privileged and form a peer-to-peer network of nodes.

The way it works is by peers making a portion of their resources, such as processing power, disk storage or network bandwidth, directly to other network participants, without the need for central coordination by servers or stable hosts.

Find out how to join a P2P network on the next page.

Name of Technology:

Peer to Peer

Year Introduced:


Invented by :

Bram Cohen

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open Source

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