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Video Serving Over the Internet via InfiniBand Technology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012978D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that has the potential to greatly expansion of the video server market by delivering video over the internet via InfiniBand technology.

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Video Serving Over the Internet via InfiniBand Technology

Disclosed is a method that has the potential to greatly expansion of the video server market by delivering video over the internet via InfiniBand technology.

Today the video server market is defined within the realm of a particular cable provider's market area. That is because the technology of delivery is via the cable provider's cable network. Typically the video server is a large computer that pulls the video stream off of hard disk storage and places it on their cable network with the destination of the requester's home. The limitation, though, is that the video server provider is limited by the cable companies that contract with them for delivery across their cable system. On the other hand, if a way could be devised to transfer video in an efficient way across the Internet, then that opens up the whole world and the video server provider can sell to individual users who are willing to pay for the service, regardless of the cable system that they may be on. The following is a method to efficiently transfer the video across the Internet.

Many times, peer-to-peer operations are used within the video server machine between the disk subsystem and the cable I/O adapter to optimize the performance. If the processor had to handle all traffic into system memory from the disk and then out to the I/O, this would be very inefficient and would reduce the bandwidth available in the server, thus reducing the number...