Operating-System Support for Distributed Multimedia
Sape J. Mullender Ian M. Leslie Derek McAuley
University of Twente Cambridge University
Faculty of Computer Science Computer Laboratory
P.O. Box 217 Corn Exchange Street,
7500 AE Enschede Cambridge CB2 3QG
The Netherlands United Kingdom
Multimedia applications place new demands upon processors, networks
and operating systems. While some network designers, through ATM for
example, have considered revolutionary approaches to supporting
multimedia, the same cannot be said for operating systems designers.
Most work is evolutionary in nature, attempting to identify additional
features that can be added to existing systems to support multimedia.
Here we describe the Pegasus project's attempt to build an integrated
hardware and operating system environment from the ground up
specifically targeted towards multimedia.
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