Multimedia Cloud Computing Systems (Hardcover)

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1 Introduction

1.1 Overview

1.2 Multimedia Streaming and Cloud Computing

1.3 The Essence of this Book

1.4 Characteristics of the Multimedia Streaming Cloud (MSC)

1.4.1 Quality of Experience (QoE) in the MSC Platform

1.4.2 Robustness of the MSC Platform

1.4.3 Function-as-a-Service and Serverless Computing in the MSC Platform

1.5 A Bird-Eye View of the Multimedia Streaming Cloud (MSC)



2 Demystifying Multimedia StreamingWorkflow

2.1 Overview

2.2 Video Streaming Types

2.3 Video Transcoding

2.3.1 Bit Rate

2.3.2 Resolution

2.3.3 Frame Rate

2.3.4 Codec

2.4 Video Delivery

2.4.1 Packaging

2.4.2 Encryption

2.4.3 Streaming Protocols

2.5 Content Delivery Network (CDN)

2.6 Video Playback

2.7 Summary



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3 Multimedia Cloud: Designing a Special-Purpose Cloud platform for

Interactive Multimedia Streaming

3.1 Overview

3.2 Characterizing the Multimedia Streaming Cloud (MSC) Environment

3.2.1 Stakeholders of MSC

3.2.2 Characteristics of Multimedia Streaming Tasks

3.2.3 Uncertainty

3.3 Architecture of the Multimedia Streaming Cloud (MSC) Platform

3.3.1 Object-as-a-Service (OaaS) Abstraction in the MSC Platform

3.3.2 Enabling Object-as-a-Service (OaaS) Abstraction in the MSC Platform

3.3.3 Enabling Live Object Migration

3.3.4 Single Pane of Glass to Objects in MSC

3.4 Summary


4 Applications of Multimedia Clouds

4.1 Overview

4.2 Multimedia Streaming Types

4.2.1 On-Demand Multimedia Streaming

4.2.2 Live Multimedia Streaming

4.2.3 Live-to-VOD Streaming

4.2.4 Differences in Processing Live and VOD Streaming

4.3 Basic Services Offered by MSC

4.3.1 Multimedia Content Transcoding

4.3.2 Video Packaging

4.3.3 Analytical Services of Multimedia Streaming

4.4 Advanced Services Offered by MSC

4.4.1 Smart (AI-based) Multimedia Streaming Services

4.4.2 Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Streaming

4.4.3 Holographic Multimedia Streaming

4.4.4 360_ Multimedia Streaming

4.5 Summary


5 Computing Infrastructure for Multimedia Streaming Clouds (MSC)

5.1 Overview

5.2 Virtualization Platforms for MSC

5.2.1 Case-Study: Appropriate Virtualization Platform for Multimedia Processing Using FFmpeg

5.3 Heterogeneous Computing for Multimedia Streaming Clouds (MSC)

5.3.1 Heterogeneous Resource Provisioning in MSC

5.3.2 Case-Study: Performance Analysis of Video Transcoding Operations on Heterogeneous Cloud VMs

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5.4 Performance-Cost Trade-Off of Multimedia Processing on Heterogeneous Cloud VMs

5.4.1 Modeling Performance versus Cost Trade-Off of Transcoding Tasks on Heterogeneous VMs

5.4.2 Case Study of the Cost Performance Trade-Off Model

5.5 Scheduling of Multimedia Segments on Heterogeneous Machines

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5.5.1 QoS-Aware Multimedia Task Scheduler

5.5.2 Self-Configurable Heterogeneous VM Provisioner

5.6 Case-Study: Making use of Heterogeneous Computing in Live-Streaming Industry

5.7 Summary


6 Service Reuse in Multimedia Clouds

6.1 Overview

6.2 Is Function Aggregation (Merging) Beneficial? A Case-Study on Video Transcoding

6.2.1 Introducing Video Benchmark Dataset

6.2.2 Case-Study: Benchmarking Execution-Time of Video Transcoding Tasks

6.2.3 Analyzing the Impact of Merging Video Tasks

6.3 Predicting the Execution-Time Saving of Aggregating Functions

6.3.1 A.

About the Author

Dr. Amini is a researcher in Distributed and Cloud Computing area since 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is the director of High Performance Cloud Computing (HPCC) laboratory where several researchers study various dimensions of cloud-based multimedia streaming. Dr. Amini has received NSF CAREER Award to research and develop the notion of Multimedia Cloud systems. Dr. Xiangbo Li is a software engineer at Twitch. He is working on video transcoding, packaging and delivery. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA. He is a coauthor of 14 academic articles and 4 U.S. patent applications.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030884505
ISBN-10: 3030884503
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: November 5th, 2021
Pages: 187
Language: English