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Author Shenoy, Prashant ♦ Hasan, Saif ♦ Kulkarni, Purushottam ♦ Ramamritham, Krithi
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Content type Text
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Resource Management Mechanism ♦ Middleware System ♦ Run-time Overhead ♦ Application Performance ♦ Distributed Application ♦ Many Application ♦ O Functionality ♦ Multimedia Middleware ♦ Middleware Versus Native O Support ♦ Representative Example ♦ Multimedia Application ♦ Native O Mechanism ♦ Application Isolation ♦ Architectural Consideration ♦ Multimedia Operating System
Description In Proc. of 8th IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium
In this paper, we examine two architectural alternatives— native OS support versus middleware—for supporting multimedia applications. Specifically, we examine whether extensions to OS functionality are necessary for supporting multimedia applications, or whether much of these benefits can be accrued by implementing resource management mechanisms in a middleware system. To answer these questions, we use QLinux and TAO as representative examples of a multimedia operating system and a multimedia middleware, respectively, and examine their effectiveness in supporting distributed applications. Our results show that although the run-time overheads of a middleware can impact application performance, middleware resource management mechanisms can, nevertheless, be as effective as native OS mechanisms for many applications. We also find OS kernelbased mechanisms to be more effective then middleware systems at providing application isolation and at preventing applications from interfering with one another.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-01-01