Calliope: A Distributed, Scalable Multimedia Server


Calliope is a distributed multimedia server constructed from personal computers. Preliminary performance measurements indicate that Calliope can be scaled from a single PC producing about 22 MPEG-1 video streams to hundreds of PCs producing thousands of streams. The system can store both variable-and constant-rate video and audio encodings and can deliver them over any network supported by the underlying operating system. Calliope is cost-eeective because it requires only commodityhardware and portable because it runs under Unix.

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@inproceedings{Heybey1996CalliopeAD, title={Calliope: A Distributed, Scalable Multimedia Server}, author={Andrew Heybey and Mark D Sullivan and Paul England}, booktitle={USENIX Annual Technical Conference}, year={1996} }