Multimedia Servers: Applications, Environments, and Design

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Morgan Kaufmann, 2000 - Computers - 297 pages
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This book will undoubtedly satisfy the needs of application developers, server designers, integrators, and service providers, as it provides end-to-end, top-down coverage: from application-specific issues to low-level components. Inside, the authors offer specific design, development, and implementation approaches that take into account the complexity of the environments in which multimedia servers operate. You'll learn which techniques are best suited for different kinds of applications and different kinds of networks. You'll master the challenges associated with resource scheduling, collaborative computing, session set-up, and distributed storage. Most importantly, you'll discover how to put all of these solutions to work as part of a coherent strategy aimed at exploiting economies of scale and meeting quality of service requirements.

* Presents optimized design algorithms developed by the authors and other leading researchers.
* Deals comprehensively with the systems supporting the large-scale storage, retrieval, and distribution of audio and video data.
* Balances the coverage of current technologies with forward-looking discussions to help you devise a sustainable, evolvable solution.
* Covers key issues in video-on-demand and other multimedia systems: resource scheduling, local caching, interactivity, architectural strategies, and more.

 

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Awesome book, each and every topic has been elaborated in a very comprehensive and synchronized manner. Thanks to the writers for presenting such an useful book to the youth.

Contents

Introduction
3
Multimedia Server Design Issues
10
Multimedia Server Environment
17
Components
47
Client Session Scheduling
83
Client Request Scheduling
97
Scheduling in System Components
121
Storage Management Overview
137
MultipleDisk Organization
171
Storage Hierarchy
195
Caching Overview
213
Memory Cache
225
Disk Cache
253
References
273
About the Authors
279
Copyright

SingleDisk Issues
151

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Dr. Dinkar Sitaram is Director of the Technology Group at Novell, Inc., Bangalore. Previously, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM Research.

Dr. Asit Dan has been with IBM Research since 1990, and is currently leading a group on the development of infrastructure for supporting e-commerce applications.

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