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Storage subsystem in a large multimedia server for high-speed network environments
Author(s): Jayanta K. Dey; Chia-Shiang Shih; Manoj Kumar
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Paper Abstract

Multimedia information systems are an essential component of several multimedia applications ranging from media entertainment to on-line library systems. However, the bandwidth available on traditional workstation-based I/O systems is not sufficient to be able to support hundreds of multimedia information streams. In this paper, we discuss our approach to built a storage subsystems in a multimedia server which can deliver variable-bit-rate audio/video data streams to several hundred clients simultaneously over a high-speed broadband network. Our approach is to distribute the bandwidth requirement across multiple disks in a disk-array architecture. We address issues of multimedia data layout on this disk subsystem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2188, High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing, (1 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171700
Show Author Affiliations
Jayanta K. Dey, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
Chia-Shiang Shih, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Manoj Kumar, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2188:
High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Mon-Song Chen; Jacek Maitan, Editor(s)

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