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Minimizing Server Throughput for Low-Delay Live Streaming in Content Delivery Networks


ZHOU Fen1, AHMAD Shakeel2, BUYUKKAYA Eliya1, HAMZAOUI Raouf2, SIMON Gwendal1

Type de document

Communication dans une conférence avec acte


NOSSDAV 2012: 22nd SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video, 07-08 june 2012, Toronto, Canada, 2012




Large-scale live streaming systems can experience bottlenecks within the infrastructure of the underlying Content Delivery Network. In particular, the “equipment bottleneck” occurs when the fan-out of a machine does not enable the concurrent transmission of a stream to multiple other equipments. In this paper, we aim to deliver a live stream to a set of destination nodes with minimum throughput at the source and limited increase of the streaming delay. We leverage on rateless codes and cooperation among destination nodes. With rateless codes, a node is able to decode a video block of k information symbols after receiving slightly more than k encoded symbols. To deliver the encoded symbols, we use multiple trees where inner nodes forward all received symbols. Our goal is to build a diffusion forest that minimizes the transmission rate at the source while guaranteeing on-time delivery and reliability at the nodes. When the network is assumed to be lossless and the constraint on delivery delay is relaxed, we give an algorithm that computes a diffusion forest resulting in the minimum source transmission rate. We also propose an effective heuristic algorithm for the general case where packet loss occurs and the delivery delay is bounded. Simulation results for realistic settings show that with our solution the source requires only slightly more than the video bit rate to reliably feed all nodes.


1 : INFO(TB) - Dépt. Informatique (Institut Mines-Télécom-Télécom Bretagne-UEB)
2 : DMU - Department of Engineering, De Montfort University (De Montfort University)

Mots clés

Rateless codes, Live streaming, Content delivery network



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