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Swarm: a multimedia delivery network for highly dynamic networking environments
Author(s): Justin C. Denney; Nicholas J. P. Race
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the experimental design and implementation of Swarm, an integrated and scalable multimedia delivery platform. Swarm offers the adaptability, maintainability and scalability required to effectively support diversity in network and client access, including the provisioning for mobile devices. Based upon a topologically aware peer-to-peer substrate, comprised of a distributed set of cooperating nodes and a novel routing schemata, Swarm allows for the effective maintenance of multimedia transactions despite the dynamic properties introduced by wireless and mobile systems. We present the Swarm design, with particular emphasis on how the system maintains content and structural integrity whilst adaptability and dynamic stresses are prevalent. Finally, the experimental implementation of Swarm is discussed together with an analysis of its performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5680, Multimedia Computing and Networking 2005, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.592023
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Justin C. Denney, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nicholas J. P. Race, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)


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

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