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A Movie-Scheduling Policy for Video-on-Demand Systems

  • Sameer Dubey
  • Grammati E. Pantziou
  • Nilay Sheth

Abstract

In this paper we present a policy for scheduling movies in a video-on-demand system which is equipped with the multicast facility. A 2-layer architecture is used where both a master server and a number of local servers are used to serve the users. The policy enables users to select both local and non-local movies, reduces the average waiting time before a user is served, and prevents the replication of movies at each site. Real-time threads have been used for the implementation, of the mechanism, and a simulation study has been conducted.

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Local Server Remote Server Server Capacity IEEE Communication Magazine Average Waiting Time 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sameer Dubey
    • 1
  • Grammati E. Pantziou
    • 2
  • Nilay Sheth
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Computer Technology InstitutePatrasGreece

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