Achieving statistical gains when multiplexing video streams, as in a video-on-demand (VOD) scenario, is difficult because of the stringent QOS demands and the self-similar nature of the traffic. This paper explores, through empirical simulation, the QOS, network utilization, and statistical characteristics of the aggregate traffic resulting from multiple… (More)
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Inhabiting the heights of a South American tepui, Kevin is the rare, wild bird that befriends the protagonists of <i>Up</i> while evading the prize-seeking villian and his pack of dogs.
Alpha, villain Muntz's deadly lieutenant, leads a pack of dogs to find a rare and elusive bird in Disney / Pixar's <i>Up</i>. Alpha was always imagined as the ideal of a dangerous canine. To implement this concept, Alpha went through a series of challenges, including his highly stylized geometry, caricatured articulation, sleek groom, and graphic color and… (More)