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Multipath streaming: optimization and evaluation
Author(s): Bassem Abdouni; William C.-W. Cheng; Alix L. H. Chow; Leana Golubchik; W.-J. Lee; John C.S. Lui
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Paper Abstract

Quality of service (QoS) in delivery of continuous media (CM) over the Internet is still relatively poor, which is largely a result of packet losses often due to congestion. Previous work has shown that the use of multiple paths, existing in the network between a set of senders and a receiver, to deliver CM can be beneficial and should lead to improved QoS. In this paper, we study the problem of load distribution, i.e., properly distributing a CM stream among the multiple paths. We first focus on determining an appropriate optimization objective for computing the load distribution. We then conduct a performance study to understand the goodness of our optimization objectives and the resulting benefits of using multiple paths to deliver CM data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5680, Multimedia Computing and Networking 2005, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.587462
Show Author Affiliations
Bassem Abdouni, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
William C.-W. Cheng, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Alix L. H. Chow, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Leana Golubchik, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
W.-J. Lee, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
John C.S. Lui, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5680:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 2005
Surendar Chandra; Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Editor(s)

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