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Scalable Multimedia Disk Scheduling

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Executive Summary

A new multimedia disk scheduling algorithm, termed Cascaded-SFC, is presented. The Cascaded-SFC multimedia disk scheduler is applicable in environments where multimedia data requests arrive with different Quality of Service (QoS) requirements such as real-time deadline and user priority. Previous paper on disk scheduling has focused on optimizing the seek times and/or meeting the real-time deadlines. The Cascaded-SFC disk scheduler provides a unified framework for multimedia disk scheduling that scales with the number of scheduling parameters.

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