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Disk-striping scalability in the Exedra media server
Author(s): Stergios V. Anastasiadis; Kenneth C. Sevcik; Michael Stumm
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Paper Abstract

Scalable network servers are increasingly identified as a critical component in the exponential growth of the Internet. We focus on media servers for variable bit rate streams and study the scalability of alternative disk striping policies, previously known and new. In contrast to results of previous studies, we show that the highest sustained number of streams that can be supported increases almost linearly with the number of disks. We believe that important role for our conclusion play the performance evaluation method that we use and a new disk space allocation technique that we introduce. Also, with reasonable technological projections, our arguments remain valid into the foreseeable future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2000
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4312, Multimedia Computing and Networking 2001, (22 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410907
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Stergios V. Anastasiadis, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Kenneth C. Sevcik, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Michael Stumm, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4312:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 2001
Wu-chi Feng; Martin G. Kienzle, Editor(s)

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