Operating system support for multimedia systems

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Operating system support for multimedia systems
Distributed multimedia applications will be an important part of tomorrow's application mix and require appropriate operating system (OS) support. Neither hard real-time solutions nor best-effort solutions are directly well suited for this support. One reason is the coexistence of real-time and best effort requirements in future systems. Another reason is that the requirements of multimedia applications are not easily predictable, like variable bit rate coded video data and user interactivity. In this article, we present a survey of new developments in OS support for (distributed) multimedia systems, which include: (1) development of new CPU and disk scheduling mechanisms that combine real-time and best effort in integrated solutions; (2) provision of mechanisms to dynamically adapt resource reservations to current needs; (3) establishment of new system abstractions for resource ownership to account more accurate resource consump
Thomas Plagemann, Vera Goebel, Pål Halvorsen
Added 17 Dec 2010
Updated 17 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Authors Thomas Plagemann, Vera Goebel, Pål Halvorsen, Otto J. Anshus
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