Video streaming with quality adaption using collaborative active grid networks
PublisherEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Telecomunicació de Barcelona
Rights accessOpen Access
Due to the services and demands of the end users, Distributed Computing (Grid Technology, Web Services, and Peer-to-Peer) has been developedrapidJy in thelastyears. Theconvergence of these architectures has been possible using mechanisms such as Collaborative work and Resources Sharing. Grid computing is a platform to enable flexible, secure, controlled, scalable, ubiquitous and heterogeneous services. On the other hand, Video Streaming applications demand a greater deployment over connected Internet users. The present work uses the Acti ve Grid technology as a fundamental platform to give a solution of multimediacontentrecovery. This solution takes into account the following key concepts: collaborative work, multi-source recovery and adapti ve quality. A new archi tecture is designed to deliver video content over a Grid Network. The acti ve and passi ve roles of the nodes are important to guarantee a high quality and efficiency for the video streaming system. The acti ve sender nodes are the content suppliers, while the passive sender nodes wiU perform the backup functions, based on global resource control policies. The aim of the backup node is minirnize the time to restore the systemin caseoffailures. In this way, all participant peers work in a collaborati ve manner following a mul ti -source recovery scheme. Furthermore, Video La yered Encoding is used to manage the video data in a high scalable way, di viding the video in multiple layers. This video codification scheme enables thequality adaptation according to the availability of system resources. In addition, a buffer by sender peer and by layer is needed for an effecti ve control ofthe video retrieve. The QoS will fit considering the state of each buffer and the measurement tools provide by the Acti ve Grid on the network nodes. Ke ywords: Peer -to-Peer Grid Architecture, Services for Active Grids, Streaming Media, Layered Coding, Quality Adaptation, CoUaborative Work.
CitationPeláez López, Juan Carlos; Mata Díaz, Jorge. Video streaming with quality adaption using collaborative active grid networks. "Buran", 2005, núm. 22, p. 52-59.