Quality of Service in Distributed Multimedia Systems

Sape J. Mullender, Paul Sijben

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    The Unix operating system made a vital contribution to information technology by introducing the notion of composing complicated applications out of simple ones by means of pipes and shell scripts. One day, this will also be possible with multimedia applications. Before this can happen, however, operating systems must support multimedia in as general a way as Unix now supports ordinary applications. Particularly, attention must be paid to allowing the operating-system service to degrade gracefully under heavy loads. This paper presents the Quality-of-Service architecture of the Huygens project. This architecture provides the mechanisms that allow applications to adapt the level of their service to the resources the operating system can make available.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTrends in Distributed Systems CORBA and Beyond
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Workshop TreDS '96 Aachen, Germany, October 1–2, 1996 Proceedings
    EditorsClaudia Linnhoff-Popien, Bernd Meyer, Otto Spaniol
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-70716-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-61842-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    EventInternational Workshop on Trends in Distributed Systems, TreDS 1996 - Aachen, Germany
    Duration: 1 Oct 19962 Oct 1996

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceInternational Workshop on Trends in Distributed Systems, TreDS 1996
    Abbreviated titleTreDS


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