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Experiences in implementing a distributed object platform for multimedia applications

Coulson, G and Baichoo, S (2000) Experiences in implementing a distributed object platform for multimedia applications. Software: Practice and Experience, 30 (6). pp. 663-683. ISSN 0038-0644

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Abstract

Two current trends in distributed computing are the emergence of standardized distributed object platforms such as CORBA, and the increasing use of continuous media data types. This paper describes and evaluates a platform which supports both standard CORBA interactions and continuous media interactions in a fully integrated environment, The platform is implemented as a self-contained support infrastructure (GOPI core) and a separate 'personality' that sits on top of the infrastructure and provides a CORBA API. The platform user can create both request/reply oriented and stream oriented bindings with quality of service specifications that are honoured (as far as possible) by the infrastructure. A framework for quality of service management which involves the monitoring and adaptation of quality levels is also supported. The level of performance attained by the platform provides evidence of the feasibility of natively supporting continuous media in a distributed object platform environment. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Software: Practice and Experience
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimedia ; CORBA ; quality of service ; middleware ; distributed systems
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52587
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 10:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52587

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