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Cost-Based Media Server Design

Chang, E. and Garcia-Molina, H. (1998) Cost-Based Media Server Design. In: Eighth Int. Workshop on Research Issues in Data Engineering: Continuous-Media Databases and Applications, February 23-24, 1998, Orlando, FL.




Conventional wisdom holds that reducing disk latency leads to higher disk utilization, maximizing disk utilization leads to higher throughput, and employing a faster disk leads to better performance. All of this is true when building a conventional file or database system. In this paper we show that these principles can be misleading when applied to a media server. To design such a server, we propose a cost-based approach that focuses on the per-stream costs. We give various examples to illustrate the design process.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Previous number = SIDL-WP-1997-0078
Uncontrolled Keywords:media server, memory, disk latency
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:337
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:29 Dec 2008 10:12

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