A qos degradation policy for revenue maximization in fault-tolerant multi-resolution video servers

Minseok Song, Heonshik Shin
2003 IEEE transactions on consumer electronics  
Video servers are high@ vulnerable to disk failures because they employ large-scale disk arra.vs to support many clients and multimedia contents. To cope with such a structural weakness, they reserve a significant portion of their resource contingent on disk operability, leading to its under-utilization in normal operation mode. This paper addresses the improvement of resource utilization in faulttolerant multi-resolution video servers. For this purpose, we propose a QoS degradation method and
more » ... n admission control algorithm to maximize the system performance measured as revenue while guaranteeing ever?, admitted client the minimum quality level in the event of disk failure. Our scheme exploits the multi-resolution property of video streams, and achieves graceful degradation at near-optimal level when the disk,fails. Simulation results show that, in the best case, ourproposed technique almost doubles the number ofclients admitted for video service by greatly enhancing the resource utilization rates.
doi:10.1109/tce.2003.1209531 fatcat:voga4xfbbrhshgs7snnuuuokyi