Multimedia Servers: Applications, Environments and Design / Edition 1

Multimedia Servers: Applications, Environments and Design / Edition 1

by Dinkar Sitaram, Asit Dan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558604308

ISBN-13: 9781558604308

Pub. Date: 10/25/1999

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558604308
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/25/1999
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia Information and Systems Series
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
7.67(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Multimedia Server Environments
1. Intro
2. Multimedia Server Environments
3. Multimedia Server Architecture and Components

Part 2 Scheduling
4. Client Session Scheduling
5. Client Request Scheduling
6. Scheduling in System Components

Part 3 The Storage Subsystem
7. Storage Management Overview
8. Single-Disk Issues
9. Multiple Disk Organization
10. Storage Hierarchy

Part 4 Cache Management
11. Caching Overview
12. Memory Cache
13. Disk Cache

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