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Clustered Multimedia Servers: Architectures and Storage Systems [chapter]

Guang Tan, Hai Jin, Song Wu
2003 Annual Review of Scalable Computing  
This paper presents an overview of the recent advances on the design of clustered multimedia servers.  ...  We then examine the data organization methods employed in multimedia servers, which shape the system behavior in many aspects.  ...  Data striping across the nodes provides the potential node-level fault tolerance for the clustered multimedia server.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789812775498_0004 fatcat:hx2w57qexvemjgxnjrrvlbti5q

Zoned-RAID for Multimedia Database Servers [chapter]

Ali E. Dashti, Seon Ho Kim, Roger Zimmermann
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We apply Z-RAID for multimedia database servers such as video servers that require a high data transfer rate as well as fault tolerance.  ...  Out of multiple levels of RAID, especially, both RAID level 1 and level 5 have been commonly used for a fault tolerant disk system [9] .  ...  a high data transfer rate as well as fault tolerance.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11408079_41 fatcat:4weel3vnbjc3lgnyv5suey2kxq

Storage system support for continuous media applications. 2. Multiple disks, memory, and integration

P. Halvorsen, C. Griwodz, V. Goebel, K. Lund, T. Plagemann, J. Walpole
2004 IEEE Distributed Systems Online  
They must also develop strategies for combining components into a single highperformance system.  ...  To meet multimedia servers' increasing performance and scalability requirements, researchers must design multimedia storage system components that adapt to various workloads and requirements.  ...  His research interests include multimedia middleware, protocol architectures, quality of service, operating system support for distributed multimedia systems, content distribution infrastructures, and  ... 
doi:10.1109/mdso.2004.1270781 fatcat:slqvarafvvdfjk6wby7qyej4sq

Distributed middleware architectures for scalable media services

V. Kalogeraki, D. Zeinalipour-Yazti, D. Gunopulos, A. Delis
2007 Journal of Network and Computer Applications  
The fusion of Multimedia and Internet technology has introduced an ever-increasing demand for large-scale reliable media services.  ...  This exposes the scalability limitations of current middleware architectures, as they traditionally operate on either very large-server configurations or on tightly coupled distributed systems.  ...  (iii) Efficiency: The organization of video servers and distributed indexing mechanisms must allow for efficient retrieval of multimedia objects.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2005.09.001 fatcat:3sukp4dkqbaztgjwb462iydvqu

A new distributed storage scheme for cluster video server

Xiaofei Liao, Hai Jin
2005 Journal of systems architecture  
For cluster video servers, it is very important to design a good distributed storage system with high performance.  ...  We have designed a new multimedia data storage scheme for cluster video server. In the new system, a novel multimedia file splitting scheme, named Owl, and a clips striping scheme have been proposed.  ...  Another problem of distributed video servers is fault tolerance. If some storage nodes failed, many movie playing paths will crash and normal playback requests are cut down.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sysarc.2004.09.001 fatcat:cbtcc5varvclpo444mtytuybae

A Scalable Video Server Using Intelligent Network Attached Storage [chapter]

Guang Tan, Hai Jin, Liping Pang
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper proposes a new architecture, called intelligent network attached storage, for building a distributed video server.  ...  Based on the architecture, we design our admission control and stream scheduling strategies, and conduct some simulation experiments to optimize the system design.  ...  Each segment has two replicas in order to achieve fault tolerance and load balancing.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45812-3_10 fatcat:huovy2n7gzcszepnwvl2kuokdm

Performance Issues of Multimedia Applications [chapter]

Edmundo de Souza e Silva, Rosa M. M. Leão, Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, Sérgio Campos
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The dissemination of the Internet technologies, increasing communication bandwidth and processing speeds, and the growth in demand for multimedia information gave rise to a variety of applications.  ...  transmit the retrieved information via the Internet.  ...  For instance, consider a distributed server composed of multiple machines which contain themselves multiple disks. Assume that we stripe the data across the multiple disks.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45798-4_16 fatcat:kmpyw2iyubds5blqridsst2nmq

Achieving Reliable Parallel Performance in a VoD Storage Server Using Randomization and Replication

Yung Ryn Choe, Vijay S. Pai
2007 2007 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium  
This paper investigates randomization and replication as strategies to achieve reliable performance in disk arrays targeted for video-on-demand (VoD) workloads.  ...  The results indicate that combining randomization and replication allows RDA to effectively tolerate both workload hotspots and fail-stutter faults better than previous schemes.  ...  Since a modern 500 GB commodity disk can hold more than 100 DVD-quality (4.7 GB) multimedia streams, a single 2U video-on-demand server could hold 800 movies.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ipdps.2007.370220 dblp:conf/ipps/ChoeP07 fatcat:ho7eosg46jdrbeqveksxegj544


Seon Ho Kim, Hong Zhu, Roger Zimmermann
2007 ACM Transactions on Storage  
The RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) system has been widely used in practical storage applications for better performance, cost effectiveness, and reliability.  ...  We apply the Z-RAID to a practical and popular application, streaming media server, that requires a high-data transfer rate as well as a high reliability.  ...  RAID has been widely used for fault-tolerant streaming servers as well as conventional file servers.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1227835.1227836 fatcat:57buebrgtrctja5kyvehexaqgi

Evaluating object DBMSs for multimedia

P. Pazandak, J. Srivastava
1997 IEEE Multimedia  
Acknowledgments We would especially like to thank the companies and project teams that participated in the survey for their time, for providing the information requested, and for letting us publish it.  ...  We would also like to thank Ram Sriram (NIST) and Mark Foresti (Rome Labs) for helping fund this effort.  ...  In fact, with complex user interaction supported, some multimedia DBMSs can become the infrastructure for a distributed interactive multimedia environment 5 supporting multiple users (user-user interaction  ... 
doi:10.1109/93.621581 fatcat:tqmukiijkrbfxhkqg3qxgpz3ym

Performance of a Mass-Storage System for Video-on-Demand

J.W. Hsieh, M.J. Lin, J.C.L. Liu, D.H.C. Du, T.M. Ruwart
1995 Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing  
Our study focused on the performance of the mass storage system for a large-scale video-on-demand server.  ...  To study the impact of di erent concurrent access patterns on the performance of a server, experimental results were obtained on group access on a single video le and multiple group accesses on multiple  ...  Acknowledgment Ciprico, Inc provided the disk array controllers and engineering support for the pseudo disk arrays.  ... 
doi:10.1006/jpdc.1995.1134 fatcat:zryvfsklpba3viadnltkpirmpy

Efficient memory management in video on demand servers

A. Garcı́a-Martı́nez, J. Fernández-Conde, Á. Viña
2000 Computer Communications  
In this article we present, analyse and evaluate a new memory management technique for video-on-demand servers.  ...  Selecting adequate scheduling algorithms, information storage strategies and admission control mechanisms, we demonstrate that MRPSD is suited for the deterministic service of variable bit rate streams  ...  Multiple cycle reading Multiple Cycle Reading (MCR) is an adaptation of MRPSD that allows its application to VBR streams in VoD servers.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0140-3664(99)00179-6 fatcat:rsinqgt2irgtvlzef4fwej274u

Design of fault-tolerant large-scale VOD servers: With emphasis on high-performance and low-cost

L. Golubchik, R.R. Muntz, Cheng-Fu Chou, S. Berson
2001 IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems  
Thus, in this paper, we present alternative schemes which provide a high degree of reliability at low disk storage, bandwidth, and memory costs for on-demand multimedia servers.  ...  We would like to impress upon the reader that one of the main points of this paper is the exposition of trade-offs and issues associated with designing fault-tolerant VOD servers.  ...  In the remainder of this paper, we present fault tolerance schemes for multimedia servers. For each scheme, we determine quantitatively: 1. How much storage overhead is incurred. 2.  ... 
doi:10.1109/71.920587 fatcat:hlhc6t3u4vcqnf776lunh2tjpu

Efficient data replication for the delivery of high-quality video content over P2P VoD advertising networks

Chien-Peng Ho, Jen-Yu Yu, Suh-Yin Lee
2011 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing  
This approach also promotes the use of advertising as an efficient tool for commercial promotion. Results indicate that the proposed system efficiently satisfies the given fault tolerances.  ...  Load balance is achieved by adjusting the replication level of each candidate group according to the degree-of-distortion, thereby enabling a significant reduction in server load and increased scalability  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments and suggestions to improve the quality of the article.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1687-6180-2011-105 fatcat:juzeheyqtnhxbasa3tszacb7zu

A failure and overload tolerance mechanism for continuous media servers

Rajesh Krishnan, Dinesh Venkatesh, Thomas D. C. Little
1997 Proceedings of the fifth ACM international conference on Multimedia - MULTIMEDIA '97  
Specifically, we consider a general clustered CM server architecture model where multiple servers can fail simultaneously.  ...  Large scale clustered continuous media (CM) servers deployed in applications like video-on-demand have high availability requirements.  ...  tolerance, the stream fault monitor which checks for the health of all streams must be implemented as an independent component.  ... 
doi:10.1145/266180.266350 dblp:conf/mm/KrishnanVL97 fatcat:ytk3hkzssjddtltmwksgikjx6a
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