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A System for Efficient Storage Through Inline Transcoding

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029502D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention otlines a system where images are transcoded inline for more efficient storage. The advantage of the system is that the storage format can be private and tuned, while the images served for viewing are in one or more widely supported formats. This enables the system to support a numebr of widely available standard viewers, but still store the images in a most efficient way practicable. The system is based on a image-parallel cluster processing that can provide the necessary performance.