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Shared Running Buffer Based Proxy Caching of Streaming Sessions

Chen, Songqing; Shen, Bo; Yan, Yong; Basu, Sujoy


Keyword(s): shared running buffer; proxy caching; patching; streaming media delivery; VOD

Abstract: With the falling price of memory, an increasing number of multimedia servers and proxies are now equipped with a large memory space. Caching media objects in memory of a proxy helps to reduce the network traffic, the disk I/O bandwidth requirement, and the data delivery latency. The running buffer approach and its alternatives are representative techniques to caching streaming data in the memory. There are two limits in the existing techniques. First, although multiple running buffers for the same media object co-exist in a given processing period, data sharing among multiple buffers is not considered. Second, user access patterns are not insightfully considered in the buffer management. In this paper, we propose two techniques based on shared running buffers (SRB) in the proxy to address these limits. Considering user access patterns and characteristics of the requested media objects, our techniques adaptively allocate memory buffers to fully utilize the currently buffered data of streaming sessions, with the aim to reduce both the server load and the network traffic. Experimentally comparing with several existing techniques, we show that the proposed techniques achieve significant performance improvement by effectively using the shared running buffers. Notes:

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