Empowering Multimedia Applications in MAPGrid
The authors are observing a dramatic increase in the amount of multimedia content being delivered over the Internet and wireless networks today. Multimedia enhanced applications, e.g. distance learning, video-conferencing, news-on-demand, etc are resource intensive and consume significant network, storage and computational resources. MAPGrid system exploits intermittently available grid resources to support mobile applications. In this paper, they address the problem of resource discovery and data placement in such a grid-based environment, specifically for running mobile multimedia applications. Their proposed efficient and adaptive resource management mechanisms ensure effective resource utilization and satisfy various QoS requirements of multimedia applications.