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Optimal Bus and Buffer Allocation for a Set of Leaky-Bucket-Controlled Streams

  • E. den Boef
  • J. Korst
  • W. F. J. Verhaegh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3124)

Abstract

In an in-home digital network (IHDN) it may be expected that several variable-bit-rate streams (audio, video) run simultaneously over a shared communication device, e.g. a bus. The data supply and demand of most of these streams will not be exactly known in advance, but only a coarse traffic characterization will be available. In this paper we assume that data streams are characterized by a concave function f, which gives a bound on the amount of data supplied for each length of a time window. We show how allocations of the bandwidth of a single bus and of buffers connected to the bus can be obtained for all streams, such that for each stream a feasible transmission strategy exists. For this, we show that a feasible solution for a data supply that exactly follows the function f is sufficient. This problem can then be solved by repeatedly solving single-stream problems for which we present efficient methods.

Keywords

leaky-bucket-traffic characterization resource management in-home digital network smoothing variable-bit-rate streams 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. den Boef
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Korst
    • 1
  • W. F. J. Verhaegh
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Technische Universiteit EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands

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