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Hulu in the Neighborhood Dongsu Han, David Andersen, Michael Kaminsky

Summary: Hulu in the Neighborhood
Dongsu Han, David Andersen, Michael Kaminsky
, Dina Papagiannaki
, Srinivasan Seshan
Carnegie Mellon University, Intel Labs Pittsburgh
Abstract--Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are in a constant
race to meet the bandwidth demands of their subscribers. Access
link upgrades, however, are expensive and take years to deploy.
Many ISPs are looking for alternative solutions to reduce the
need for continuous and expensive infrastructure expansion. This
paper shows that there are many forms of local connectivity and
storage in residential environments, and that these resources can
be used to relieve the access network load. Making effective use of
this local connectivity, however, introduces several challenges that
require careful application and protocol design. We present a new
system for a neighborhood-assisted video-on-demand service that
reduces access link traffic by carefully placing VoD data across
the neighborhood. We demonstrate that this approach can reduce
the access network traffic that ISPs must provision for by up to
45% while still providing high-quality service.


Source: Andersen, Dave - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences