Abstract—This paper proposes an efficient bandwidth allocation algorithm in which higher priority is given to the videos with higher weights using agent technology. The popularity and weight profile of the videos which is used for efficiently allocating bandwidth is periodically updated by a mobile agent. The proposed approach allocates more bandwidth for higher weight videos [popular videos], reduces the load on the central multimedia server and maximizes the channel utilization between the neighboring proxy servers and the central multimedia server and lowers video rejection ratio. The simulation results prove the reduction of load on central multimedia server by load sharing among the neighboring proxy servers, maximum bandwidth utilization, and more bandwidth allocation for higher weight videos.
Index Terms—Agent Technology, Resource Allocation, VoD, Bandwidth, Multimedia
H S Guruprasad, Research Scholar, Dr. MGR University, Asst Prof & HOD, Dept of ISE, BMSCE, Bangalore, India Ph: +91-9845516780.
H. D. Maheshappa, Director, East Point Group of Institutions, Bangalore, India. Ph: +91-9916862999.
Cite: H S Guruprasad and H. D. Maheshappa, "Efficient Resource Allocation in a Distributed VoD Using Agent Technology," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 461-466, 2009.