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Burst switching architecture for a video-on-demand server
Author(s): George Thomas
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Paper Abstract

Modern optical transmission technology using wavelength division multiplexing can support aggregate transmission speeds on the order of hundreds of gigabits per second, but photonic switching speeds are relatively more constrained at the present time. Burst switching has recently been proposed as a solution, where long segments of data with identical destinations and quality-of-service objectives are handled together as unified switchable entities. In this paper we examine application of this concept to video-on-demand servers, and analyze the performance. A burst-switching distributed-server architecture is proposed. It is shown that the switch performance may be enhanced by using recent concepts of bifurcated input queueing switches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4519, Internet Multimedia Management Systems II, (20 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434275
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George Thomas, Univ. of Louisiana/Lafayette (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4519:
Internet Multimedia Management Systems II
John R. Smith; Sethuraman Panchanathan; C.-C. Jay Kuo; Chinh Le, Editor(s)

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