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A highly scalable and high-performance storage architecture for multimedia applications
Author(s): Zhaobin Liu; Changsheng Xie; Xianglin Fu; Qiang Cao
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Paper Abstract

Due to the excitement of Internet and high bandwidth, there are more and more multimedia applications involving digital industry. However the storage and the real-time of the conventional storage architecture cannot cater for the requirements of continuous media. The most important storage architecture used in past is Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and RAID cabinet, and recently, both Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SAN) are the alterative storage network topology. But as for the multimedia characters, there need more storage capacity and more simultaneous streams. In this paper, we have introduced a novel concept 'Unified Storage Network' (USN) to build efficient SAN over IP, to bridge the gap of NAS and SAN, furthermore to resolve the scalability problem of storage for multimedia applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4861, Multimedia Systems and Applications V, (10 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455612
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Zhaobin Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Changsheng Xie, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xianglin Fu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Qiang Cao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4861:
Multimedia Systems and Applications V
Andrew G. Tescher; Bhaskaran Vasudev; V. Michael Bove; Ajay Divakaran, Editor(s)

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