Combination Load Balancing for Video-on-Demand Systems

@article{Guo2008CombinationLB,
  title={Combination Load Balancing for Video-on-Demand Systems},
  author={Jun Guo and Eric Wing Ming Wong and Sammy Chan and Peter G. Taylor and Moshe Zukerman and Wallace Kit-Sang Tang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={937-948}
}
We observe that an effect of ldquodisk resource sharingrdquo of multi-copy movie traffic has great impact on the blocking performance of a video-on-demand system. This observation leads us to establish a conjecture on how to balance the movie traffic load among ldquocombinationrdquo groups of disks to maximize the level of disk resource sharing. For a given file replication instance, the conjecture predicts in general an effective lower bound on the blocking performance of the system. It… CONTINUE READING

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