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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Introduction to Multimedia Storage Servers

Prashant J. Shenoy,     University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Harrick M. Vin,     Universtiy of Texas - Austin

RAPID advances in computing, communication, and compression technologies coupled with the dramatic growth of the Internet has led to the emergence of a wide variety of multimedia applications—such as distance learning, interactive multiplayer games, online virtual worlds, and scientific visualization of multiresolution imagery. These applications differ from conventional applications in at least two ways. First, they involve storage, transmission, and processing of heterogeneous data types—such as text, image, audio, and video—that differ significantly in their characteristics (e.g., size, ...

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