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Dynamic load balancing and content update for media storage servers
Author(s): Yinqing Zhao; Zhi Shi; C.-C. Jay Kuo
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Paper Abstract

Effective management of multiple media servers integrated to deliver real-time multimedia content to users for video-on-demand (VoD) applications is examined in this research. We propose a random early migration (REM) scheme to reduce the service rejection rate, to balance the load of media servers and to reduce the service delay. When a new request is dispatched to a media server, REM compares the current service load with preset thresholds and decides whether request migration is needed with a certain probability, which is a function of the service load. To control the video access rate, we apply a time window to predict the video access probability in the near future and dynamically update the video content in media servers. Simulation results demonstrate that REM alone and/or REM with dynamic content update can achieve an enhanced system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4736, Visual Information Processing XI, (30 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477581
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Yinqing Zhao, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Zhi Shi, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
C.-C. Jay Kuo, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4736:
Visual Information Processing XI
Zia-ur Rahman; Robert A. Schowengerdt; Stephen E. Reichenbach, Editor(s)

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