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Storage hierarchy design in video-on-demand servers
Author(s): Meng-Huang Lee; Chun-Hung Wen; Chih-Yuan Cheng; Fu-Ching Wang; Yen-Jen Oyang
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes a design procedure that exploits storage devices with different cost/bandwidth and cost/capacity ratios to build a hierarchical storage system for video-on- demand with minimum cost. The storage system is assumed to have two levels of hierarchy. The level-1 storage devices feature a low cost/bandwidth ratio and a high cost/capacity ratio. On the other hand, the level-2 storage devices feature a high cost/bandwidth ratio and a low cost/capacity ratio. The proposed procedure determines, with respect to overall system cost, which level of the hierarchy each program should be placed into. Based on the decisions, the designer then can figure out the appropriate configuration of the hierarchical storage system. The optimization target is to minimize the overall cost of the storage system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2670, Storage and Retrieval for Still Image and Video Databases IV, (13 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234807
Show Author Affiliations
Meng-Huang Lee, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chun-Hung Wen, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chih-Yuan Cheng, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Fu-Ching Wang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Yen-Jen Oyang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2670:
Storage and Retrieval for Still Image and Video Databases IV
Ishwar K. Sethi; Ramesh C. Jain, Editor(s)

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