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Efficient data layout, scheduling and playout control in MARS

  • Milind M. Buddhikot
  • Gurudatta M. Parulkar
Session IX: Storage Architectures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1018)

Abstract

Large scale on-demand multimedia servers, that can provide independent and interactive access to a vast amount of multimedia information to a large number of concurrent clients, will be required for a wide spread deployment of exciting multimedia applications. Our project, called Massively-parallel And Real-time Storage (MARS), is aimed at prototype development of such a large scale server. This paper primarily focuses on the distributed data layout and scheduling techniques developed in this project. These techniques support a high degree of parallelism and concurrency, and efficiently implement various playout control operations, such as fast forward, rewind, pause, resume, frame advance and random access.

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References

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    Buddhikot, M., Parulkar, G., Cox, Jerome, R. Jr.: Design of a Large Scale Multimedia Storage Server. Journal of Computer Networks and ISDN Systems (1995) 504–517.Google Scholar
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    Buddhikot, M., Parulkar, G.: Load Balance Properties of Distributed Data Layouts in MARS. Technical Report (in preparation), Department of Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis. (1995).Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milind M. Buddhikot
    • 1
  • Gurudatta M. Parulkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer & Communications Research Center Dept. of Computer ScienceWashington University in St. LouisSt. Louis

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