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Cyrus Vesuna, University of Houston

Faculty Advisor
Jehan-Francois Paris,

Funded $15,000 on 7/1/98

Funding for student assistant and a PC, to conduct an experimental study of broadcasting protocols for video on demand.

An Experimental Study of Broadcasting Protocols for Video on Demand
It has been recently shown that broadcasting protocols using up to 400 very low bandwidth streams for each video would perform better than protocols using a few high-bandwidth streams shared by all videos. We plan to evaluate the feasibility of the former protocols in a LAN environment by building a dedicated server that will simulate the behavior of a video on demand server broadcasting a large number of streams at very different packet rates at very different packet rates.

Current Status as of 7/98

Conference Plans
We plan to write a paper next Summer and to submit it to the 2000 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. 

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First posted: September 14, 1998 ah
Last changed: September 30, 1998 ah
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