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PULSE stands for Peer-to-Peer Unstructured Live Streaming Experiment and is a peer-to-peer live streaming system designed to operate in scenarios where the bandwidth resources of nodes can be highly heterogeneous and variable over time, as is the case for the Internet.
The principles and basic algorithms of PULSE were proposed by Fabio Pianese.  The prototype was developed by Diego Perino  and released with a LGPL Software License. The development has been taken over by the NAPA-WINE consortium in 2008, and version 0.2.2 can be downloaded via anonymous svn from the NAPA-WINE website.
In 2009, PULSE introduced P2PMyLive, where content providers can announce their streaming. Either the source or the participant can use the same graphical front-end to the pulse engine, which is available for Windows and Linux Ubuntu. Live streaming can be performed without any restriction.
- Fabio Pianese PULSE - An Adaptive Practical Live Streaming System PhD Thesis, Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, December 2007
- Diego Perino The Pulse System - A new p2p prototype for live streaming MSc Thesis, Institut Eurecom, Sophia-Antipolis, September 2006
- PULSE page on the NAPA-WINE consortium website
- P2PMyLive web site