Operating-System Support for Distributed Multimedia

Sape J. Mullender, Ian M. Leslie, Derek McAuley

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    Abstract

    Multimedia applications place new demands upon processors, networks and operating systems. While some network designers, through ATM for example, have considered revolutionary approaches to supporting multimedia, the same cannot be said for operating systems designers. Most work is evolutionary in nature, attempting to identify additional features that can be added to existing systems to support multimedia. Here we describe the Pegasus project¿s attempt to build an integrated hardware and operating system environment from the ground up specifically targeted towards multimedia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Summer Usenix Conference
    PublisherUSENIX
    Pages209-220
    ISBN (Print)1-880446-62-6
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 1994
    EventUSENIX Summer 1994 Technical Conference - Boston, United States
    Duration: 6 Jun 199410 Jun 1994

    Conference

    ConferenceUSENIX Summer 1994 Technical Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period6/06/9410/06/94

    Keywords

    • IR-18844
    • METIS-119366

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