Exact Sojourn Time Distribution in an Online IPTV Recording System
Source: Osaka University
In this paper, the authors analytically derive the sojourn time of a user accessing an online IPTV recording service. Basically, the system consists of a server (or server farm) and the bandwidth at which a user can download recorded files depends on the number of other concurrently downloading users. In particular, they consider both cases, one in which the user's download speed is limited by his own access bandwidth, whereas in the other case the server is the bottleneck and all downloading users share the server's upload capacity. Their model includes user impatience which depends on the actual download speed.