Fall 2001 Internet2 Member Meeting

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A Server-less Architecture for Building Scalable, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Video-on-Demand Systems

Time 10/05/01 08:05AM-08:30AM

Session Abstract

Video-on-demand (VoD) systems have traditionally been built around the client-server model, where a video server stores compressed video for delivery to clients connected by a network. With increasing demand for large-scale VoD systems, researchers have spent considerable effort in designing scalable, reliable, and cost-effective video servers. Nevertheless, a video server can only have finite capacity. As the system scales up, the server will need to be upgraded and this can become very expensive as the system scales beyond thousands of users. In this study, we investigate a radically different architecture where the bottleneck


Speaker Leung Wai Tak The Chinese University of Hong Kong