Design and Evaluation of Movie Allocation Algorithms

The large size, hard real-time constraints, and general complexity of a video-on-demand system lead to many difficult design decisions that may affect the system’s ultimate cost and performance substantially. The primary design problems of the video-on-demand system are real-time disk scheduling, buffer management, perfecting, movie allocation, disk striping, device bandwidth reduction and others, where the movie allocation determines the number of movie copies and the placement of movie copies in video servers. The movie allocation among these problems is important because it controls an efficient usage of space and bandwidth on video servers. In this paper, we study the...

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