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Measurement-based resource allocation for multimedia applications
Author(s): Paul Barham; Simon Crosby; Tim Granger; Neil Stratford; Meriel Huggard; Fergal Toomey
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Paper Abstract

Modern networks are now capable of guaranteeing a consistent quality of service (QoS) to multimedia traffic streams. A number of major operating system vendors are also working hard to extend these guarantees into the end-system. In both cases, however, there remains the problem of determining a service rate sufficient to ensure the desired quality of service. Source modeling is not a sustainable approach in the network case and it is even less feasible to model the demands of multimedia applications. The ESPRIT measure project is successfully using on-line measurement and estimation to perform resource allocation for bursty traffic in ATM networks. In this paper we consider the applicability of the same theory to resource allocation in a multimedia operating system which offers QoS guarantees to its applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1997
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3310, Multimedia Computing and Networking 1998, (29 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298430
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Barham, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Simon Crosby, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Tim Granger, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Neil Stratford, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Meriel Huggard, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (United Kingdom)
Fergal Toomey, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3310:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 1998
Kevin Jeffay; Dilip D. Kandlur; Timothy Roscoe, Editor(s)

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