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19 January 1996 Investigation of web server access as a basis for designing video-on-demand systems
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The performance of a video-on-demand server is affected by the dynamics of user accesses behavior. Most existing efforts consider static user request distributions in their design which can lead to poor performance if the accesses are different from that predicted. Even the use of a video store model to characterize user requests fails to account for the interactive nature of access. This suggests that better models for characterizing user behavior are necessary. In the recent past, the World Wide Web has become the most popular means for interactive information delivery. The World Wide Web represents a truly interactive medium with the user having complete control over presentation. Moreover, the performance bottleneck in the World Wide Web is more often the network than the server making it an ideal candidate to understand issues in serving interactive video. In this paper we study access behavior in a World Wide Web server and techniques to apply these observations in the design of a video- on-demand server.
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Dinesh Venkatesh and Thomas D.C. Little "Investigation of web server access as a basis for designing video-on-demand systems", Proc. SPIE 2617, Multimedia: Full-Service Impact on Business, Education, and the Home, (19 January 1996);


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