The Effect of Multicasting and Multiple Media Object Types on Parallel and Merging Storage Strategies
Luo, William W.
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This paper examines the effect of multicasting and storing multiple media object types on a storage system. We have extended Watkins and Omiecinski's study on the performance of continuous media storage strategies using parallelism with merging, by extending the simulator created by Watkins to include multicasting capability as well as accepting a general list of media object types to be stored in the system. We hypothesized that adding more media types would affect external and internal degrees of fragmentation and multicasting would affect the average wait queue size. We then designed and ran a number of experiments using additional media types as well as multicasting and compared our results with results from previous experiments.