MULTIMEDIA AT WORK


IEEE MultiMedia, April-June 2011, pp. 4–11

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Virtualized Screen: A Third Element for Cloud-Mobile Convergence

by Yan Lu, Shipeng Li, and Huifeng Shen

In recent years, we have witnessed the strong growth of cloud computing, which refers to both applications delivered as services over the Internet and the infrastructure (including both hardware and software systems) in the data centers that supports those services. In general, cloud computing provides a centralized platform where programs can be executed and data can be stored. Cloud services built on the platform can offload many computing tasks normally solely done on the client devices and can be accessed instantly from anywhere at any time. However, until recently, the place where screen images that interface with users are rendered has been mostly done locally on client devices. Read More (PDF) »

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