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Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA'06) (2006)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
July 24, 2006 to July 26, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2640-3
pp: 103-110
Frederic Thouin , McGill University, Canada
Mark Coates , McGill University, Canada
Dominic Goodwill , Nortel Networks, Canada
ABSTRACT
Video-on-demand (VoD) service providers are intensely interested in transport, storage, streaming and caching in content delivery networks. Today?s 5,000-hour library may grow toward the 750,000-hour "Long Tai" movie and TV-series catalog. We propose a method to calculate how much of a library should be cached. Much previous work focused on theoretical caching concepts, or the dynamics of cache filling and reclamation. Our method explicitly considers the impact of the available video server equipment; we present a VoD design tool comprising a novel cost function, hit ratio estimation and heuristic.
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D. Goodwill, M. Coates and F. Thouin, "Video-on-Demand Equipment Allocation," Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA'06)(NCA), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2006, pp. 103-110.
doi:10.1109/NCA.2006.56
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