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Providing and Managing a Single User Image for Replicated Multimedia Files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117902D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 96K

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Harter, JL Krein, TP Morton, MJ Schwartz, FA [+details]

Abstract

With the increasing popularity of multimedia, there is an ever growing demand for software and hardware that can support the high speed transport of mass amounts of data in a time-dependent manner. Quite often, multimedia files, commonly referred to as assets, are in great demand by end users. This demand must be handled in some way in order to adequately serve the needs of the users in such a manner that there is no risk of "video jitter" or "video breakup". One system resource which may be constrained is the disk bandwidth, which is the rate at which data can be read off a disk. One way to deal with disk bandwidth limitations is to stripe the data across multiple disks, thereby distributing the read requests for a particular asset among multiple disks in the striped set.