Improving end system performance for multimedia applications over high bandwidth networks

S. Zeadally, G. Gheorghiu, A. F.J. Levi

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Digital video services, scientific visualization and other multimedia applications require delivery of high network throughput to end user applications. In this paper we identify bottlenecks in the data path between high-speed networks and applications. Using performance of multimedia applications as a metric, the effectiveness of solutions to reduce network, operating system, and user bottlenecks is explored experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-322
Number of pages16
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to thank the many employees of Hewlett-Packard laboratories, Bristol, UK for their support and encouragement during the course of this project, in particular we are grateful to Aled Edwards for his valuable discussions on many aspects of this work. We thank Dr. Ulrich Neumann for his help in developing the visualization application. We also thank Kaleb Keithley of The X Consortium for his explanations on the X shared memory extensions. This work was supported by the Integrated Media System Center NSF grant EEC-9529-152 and the DARPA POLO consortium agreement MDA972-94-3-0038.


  • Multimedia
  • Networking
  • Operating systems
  • Performance
  • TCP/IP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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