William H. Tetzlaff

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Video-on-demand is a new entertainment service that will soon be widely available. A small amount of material is very popular, while large amounts of material are viewed less frequently. This skew can be exploited by using a storage hierarchy, storing the less frequently viewed videos in lower-cost tertiary storage. This paper studies the use of tertiary(More)
In typical video delivery systems ooering programs on-demand, service should be be nearly immediate and continuous. A video server can provide this type of service by reserving suucient network and server resources for the duration of playout. Scalability and reduced cost can be achieved using a single channel to serve multiple customers waiting for the(More)
Early file systems were designed with the expectation that data would typically be read from disk many times before being deleted; on-disk structures were therefore optimized for reading. As main memory sizes increased, more read requests could be satisfied from data cached in memory, motivating file system designs that optimize write performance. Here, we(More)
ii Abstract Video servers aimed at the home market must deliver very large files at a low cost. The video files must be shared and reused to contain costs. The nature of videos, however, demand a low jitter (late block delivery) rate. Normal systems tolerate disk queues and deliver, typically, smaller objects in a less predictable manner. This paper(More)