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An experimental dynamic RAM video cache

Race, Nicholas J. P. and Waddington, Daniel and Shepherd, William (2000) An experimental dynamic RAM video cache. In: Proceedings of Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2000). UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

As technological advances continue to be made, the demand for more efficient distributed multimedia systems is also affirmed. Current support for end-to-end QoS is still limited; consequently mechanisms are required to provide flexibility in resource loading. One such mechanism, caching, may be introduced both in the end-system and network to facilitate intelligent load balancing and resource management. We introduce new work at Lancaster University investigating the use of transparent network caches for MPEG-2. A novel architecture is proposed, based on router-oriented caching and the employment of large scale dynamic RAM as the sole caching medium. The architecture also proposes the use of the ISO/IEC standardised DSM-CC protocol as a basic control infrastructure and the caching of pre-built transport packets (UDP/IP) in the data plane. Finally, the work discussed is in its infancy and consequently focuses upon the design and implementation of the caching architecture rather than an investigation into performance gains, which we intend to make in a continuation of the work.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52144
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2011 10:14
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:49
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52144

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