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Minimizing start-up latency in scalable continuous media servers
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Paper Abstract

In a scalable server that supports the retrieval and display of continuous media, both the number of simultaneous displays and the expected startup latency of a display increases as a function of additional disk bandwidth. Based on a striping technique and around-robin placement of data, this paper describes object replication and request migration as two alternative techniques to minimize startup latency. In addition to developing analytical models for these two techniques, we report on their implementation using a scalable server. The results obtained from both the analytical models and the experimental system demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3020, Multimedia Computing and Networking 1997, (24 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264288
Show Author Affiliations
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Seon Ho Kim, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Weifeng Shi, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Roger Zimmermann, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3020:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 1997
Martin Freeman; Paul Jardetzky; Harrick M. Vin, Editor(s)

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