Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

A Distributed Hierarchical Storage Manager for a Video-on-Demand System

Craig Federighi and Lawrence A. Rowe

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-94-795
February 1994

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1994/CSD-94-795.pdf

The design of a distributed video-on-demand system that is suitable for large video libraries is described. The system is designed to store 1000s of hours of video material on tertiary storage devices. A video that a user wants to view is loaded onto a video file server close to the users desktop from where it can be played. The system manages the distributed cache of videos on the file servers and schedules load requests to the tertiary storage devices. The system also includes a metadata database, described in a companion paper, that the user can query to locate video material of interest. This paper describes the software architecture, storage organization, application protocols for locating and loading videos, and distributed cache management algorithm used by the system.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Federighi:CSD-94-795,
    Author = {Federighi, Craig and Rowe, Lawrence A.},
    Title = {A Distributed Hierarchical Storage Manager for a Video-on-Demand System},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1994},
    Month = {Feb},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1994/5385.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-94-795},
    Abstract = {The design of a distributed video-on-demand system that is suitable for large video libraries is described. The system is designed to store 1000s of hours of video material on tertiary storage devices. A video that a user wants to view is loaded onto a video file server close to the users desktop from where it can be played. The system manages the distributed cache of videos on the file servers and schedules load requests to the tertiary storage devices. The system also includes a metadata database, described in a companion paper, that the user can query to locate video material of interest. This paper describes the software architecture, storage organization, application protocols for locating and loading videos, and distributed cache management algorithm used by the system.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Rowe, Lawrence A.
%T A Distributed Hierarchical Storage Manager for a Video-on-Demand System
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1994
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%F Federighi:CSD-94-795