Title: ACVoD: a peer-to-peer based video-on-demand scheme in broadband residential access networks

Authors: Feng Lin, Changyi Zheng, Xin Wang, Xiangyang Xue

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China

Abstract: Providing large-scale on-demand video service is a challenging problem. Many schemes, such as batching, chaining, patching, periodic broadcast and piggybacking, could save the media server|s capacity by taking the advantages of IP multicast. However, these approaches are difficult in deployment. Recent research shows that end system multicast is a feasible way to providing large-scale VoD services. In this paper, we propose a novel service model, which is called Advanced Chaining VoD (ACVoD) system, based on peer-to-peer technology in the scope of large-scale broadband residential access network. The ACVoD make use of the resources of idle users and make the video chain more stable. Simulation results show that our approach can support true VoD service well in a scalable way.

Keywords: advanced chaining; peer-to-peer; P2P; video on-demand; VoD; broadband networks; residential access; service models; simulation; end system multicast.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2007.014066

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2007 Vol.2 No.4, pp.225 - 231

Available online: 17 Jun 2007 *

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