Performance Model of the Argonne Voyager Multimedia Server

TitlePerformance Model of the Argonne Voyager Multimedia Server
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsDisz, TL, Olson, R, Stevens, RL
Conference NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Application-Specific Systems, Architectures and Processors
Date Published12/1996
PublisherIEEE Computer Society

The Argonne Voyager Multimedia Server is being developed in the Futures Lab of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. As a network based service for recording and playing multimedia streams, it is important that the Voyager system be capable of sustaining certain minimal levels of performance in order for it to be a viable system. In this article, we examine the performance characteristics of the server. As we examine the architecture of the system, we try to determine where bottlenecks lie, show actual vs potential performance, and recommend areas for improvement through custom architectures and system tuning.