IP multicast video with smart network caches
Author(s)Chen, Dean (Dean Din-Yuan), 1975-
Multicasting video with smart network caches
Aldrew B. Lippman.
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Digital video delivery over an inter-network presents interesting challenges and possibilities in today's network environment. The challenges involve dealing with the issues of scalability, data throughput, and reliability in a multi-point distribution environment. At the same time, there are the possibilities for more interaction and cooperative sharing of contents amongst hosts on the network. IP multicast addresses the bandwidth scalability issue by providing an efficient point-to-multiple-point delivery mechanism that scales with increasing number of hosts. With the aid of distributed smart network caches, scalable reliability and cooperative sharing of contents are achieved as well. This thesis presents the design and implementation of an IP-based video delivery system that incorporates both IP multicasting mechanisms and distributed smart network caches. The system provides interactive, on-demand service of video contents over an IP network. It is capable of delivering multiple video streams to multiple destinations simultaneously. The receivers in this system can themselves act as video sources to other receivers by redistributing cached video content from their network caches. The performance of this system is evaluated and discussed.
Thesis (M.Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1999.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 51-53).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science