Streaming Media Server Design

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9780130670380: Streaming Media Server Design

-- Discusses the design of streaming media servers in single disk drive and multi-disk platforms.
-- Bonus CD includes a sample streaming media server for hands-on learning, developed at IMSC - the ONLY federally funded multimedia research center.
-- Covers actual techniques and applications, including the theoretical underpinnings and mathematical origins.

This book covers the fundamental issues and advanced techniques that underlie the design of modern, high-performance and large scale Continuous Media (CM) servers on various multi-disk platforms. CM continue to be some of the most demanding data types in many newly emerging applications. Those new applications include digital editing systems, digital libraries, corporate training networks, and entertainment databases (video-on-demand, interactive TV). In order to effectively support CM's large size and real-time-display functions, the design of streaming CM servers has to be quite different from that of traditional file or database systems. The topics included are designed to teach system designers, multimedia applications engineers and other professionals the optimization techniques necessary to maximize the performance of these complex servers for the diversity inherent in CM applications. To illustrate this concept, the book features an accompanying CD complete with a working example of tutorial CM software to experience running a CM server hands-on.

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Streaming media servers: state-of-the-art design and applications

Video, audio, and other streaming media (SM) represent the most demanding data types in a wide range of emerging applications, from corporate training networks to video-on-demand (VOD) and interactive TV. SM's large file sizes and real-time display requirements have required extensive innovation in storage, networking, compression, and server design. This book systematically reviews the fundamental issues and techniques underlying the design, architecture, and implementation of high-performance, large-scale SM servers. Coverage includes:

  • State-of-the-art techniques and applications, with theoretical underpinnings and mathematical origins
  • Extensive hands-on SM server design exercises
  • Data representation and placement in multimedia storage systems
  • Retrieving and displaying data at pre-specified rates: Avoiding "hiccups"
  • Optimizing server performance for diverse applications
  • Single-disk and multi-disk SM server design
  • Drive clustering and heterogeneous disks: supporting high storage and bandwidth requirements
  • Low latency system design for digital authoring
  • Super Streaming: rationale and techniques
  • Hierarchical storage, distributed SM servers, and other key techniques
  • Companion Web site provides lecture notes, software updates, errata, and Web resource links

Whether you're a system or application designer, developer, SM or VOD specialist, performance analyst, or researcher, this book delivers start-to-finish guidance for building servers to support your most demanding applications.

About the Author:

ALI E. DASHTI, Assistant Professor in the Computer Engineering Department at Kuwait University, specializes in the design of multimedia surveillance systems, and the development of hierarchical storage systems for multimedia databases and applications.

SEON HO KIM is Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Denver, Denver, CO, and a consultant with leading multimedia and communications firms. His expertise is the design and development of high performance interactive multimedia systems. CYRUS SHAHABI is Assistant Professor and Director of Information Laboratory (InfoLab) at USC's Computer Science Department and at IMSC. He has written more than 70 articles and papers on multimedia databases, storage servers, multidimensional databases, and related topics. He is also the Research Area Director of the Information Management trust at IMSC. ROGER ZIMMERMANN is Research Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at USC, and one of the key researchers of the Remote Media Immersion project at IMSC.

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