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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 263–293 | Cite as

DIPCS: An interprocess communication architecture for distributed multimedia systems

  • Robert Simon
  • Taieb Znati
  • Robert J. Sclabassi
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Abstract

This paper presents the Distributed InterProcess Communication System (DIPCS) as a framework for managing communication in a distributed multimedia system. Within DIPCS, connection level management is provided through a novel distributed process group model called ADP-Group communication. The ADP-Group paradigm defines a new type of group message passing, calledqos-reliable. Qos-reliable semantics are appropriate to controlling real-time multimedia communication, by allowing a spectrum of performance and reliability specifications to co-exist within one group. DIPCS also provides an abstract programming model of multimedia devices, easing control of a heterogeneous multimedia system. Distributed multimedia applications can be rapidly developed using simple group operation primitives. We show how ADP-Group message delivery semantics can be directly mapped into an efficient Integrated Services Network support policy.

Keywords

Multimedia Communication Message Delivery Communication Architecture Operation Primitive InterProcess Communication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Simon
    • 1
  • Taieb Znati
    • 2
  • Robert J. Sclabassi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh
  2. 2.Departments of Computer Science and Telecommunications Program (LIS)University of PittsburghPittsburgh
  3. 3.Departments of Neurological Surgery, Electrical Engineering and NeuroScienceUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh

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