Title: Scalable multimedia streaming model in heterogeneous networks

Authors: Satoshi Itaya, Tomoya Enokido, Makoto Takizawa

Addresses: Department of Computers and Systems Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Japan. ' Faculty of Business Administration, Rissho University, Japan. ' Department of Computers and Systems Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Abstract: In a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlay network, a large number and various types of peers are cooperating by exchanging multimedia contents. Here, multimedia streaming is a key technology to realise multimedia applications. In multimedia streaming applications, multimedia contents are required to be efficiently delivered to processes in a real-time manner. Some contents peer may not send packets at a required rate and a communication channel may not support enough Quality of Service (QoS). In this paper, we newly discuss a Heterogeneous Asynchronous Multi-Source Streaming (HAMS) model where multiple contents peers transmit packets of a multimedia content to a requesting leaf peer to realise high reliability and scalability.

Keywords: multimedia streaming; quality of service; QoS; peer-to-peer networks; P2P networks; asynchronous multi-source streaming; AMSS; HAMS model; reliability; scalability; heterogeneous networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2007.015765

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2007 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.62 - 74

Published online: 14 Nov 2007 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article