Dynamic Buffer Partitioning Technique for Efficient Continuous Media Service in VOD Servers


KIPS Transactions on Computer and Communication Systems, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 137-146, Jun. 2002
10.3745/KIPSTA.2002.9.2.137,   PDF Download:

Abstract

In VOD server, in order to guarantee playback of continuous media, such as video, without hiccups for multiusers, the server has to manage its buffer sophisticatedly by prefeching a part of the data into the buffer As the continuous media data buffered by one user can be used again by the others, the number of disk accesses is reduced and then the latency time far the users is also reduced. In this paper, we propose a new buffer management technique for continuous media in VOD server. Our basic algorithm partitions the buffer into groups and then a group of buffer which has the lowest utilization is chosen and partitioned again for a new user. The basic algorithm is extended for supporting multiple streams and clip data and for providing VCR functions. Our proposed technique is able to increase in the number of concurrent users as increasing the utilization of the buffer and to minimize the average waiting time for multiuser accesses as the bandwidth of storage is slowly reached to the limit. In the simulation study for comparing the performance of our technique with that of the existing techniques, we show that the average waiting time is reduced mere than 50% and the number of concurrent users increases by 1 ∼5% as compared with those of the exiting techniques.


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Cite this article
[IEEE Style]
C. J. Kwon, C. Y. Choi and H. K. Choi, "Dynamic Buffer Partitioning Technique for Efficient Continuous Media Service in VOD Servers," KIPS Journal A (2001 ~ 2012) , vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 137-146, 2002. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTA.2002.9.2.137.

[ACM Style]
Chun Ja Kwon, Chang Yeol Choi, and Hwang Kyu Choi. 2002. Dynamic Buffer Partitioning Technique for Efficient Continuous Media Service in VOD Servers. KIPS Journal A (2001 ~ 2012) , 9, 2, (2002), 137-146. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTA.2002.9.2.137.