On the design of stream pumping engines for scalable video-on-demand systems

Chiung Shien Wu*, Gin Kou Ma, Bao-Shuh Lin 

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This paper presents the design of a generic video access device called Stream Pumping Engine (SPE) for various video applications such as scalable video-on-demand systems, or voluminous digital video storage. SPE integrates both the storage and network controllers in one board and serves as the basic building block of digital multimedia server systems. Storage devices such as SCSI hard disk drives, or digital tapes, as well as network devices like Ethernet, and EtherSwitch can therefore be connected together in a more efficient way. This paper first outlines the design of the SPE, and then illustrates interconnection structure of multiple SPEs and concludes with the applications that the SPE can be applied to.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-385
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997

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