NOTE SPECIAL TIME
DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2013
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 am
PLACE: CIC - 4th floor (ISTC Panther Hollow Room)
SPEAKER: Yoshihisa Abe, Carnegie Mellon University
TITLE: vTube: Efficient Streaming of Virtual Appliances Over Last-Mile Networks
Virtual appliances (VAs) have been touted as powerful solutions for many software maintenance, mobility, backward compatibility, and security challenges. In this work, we envision a VA cloud service that supports fluid, interactive user experience even over mobile networks. Specifically, we aim to support a YouTube-like streaming service for executable content, such as games, interactive books, and research artifacts. Users should be able to post, browse through, and interact with executable content swiftly and without long interruptions. We show that a set of carefully crafted, novel prefetching and streaming techniques can bring this goal surprisingly close to reality. We show that vTube, a VA streaming system that incorporates our techniques, provides fluid interaction even in challenging network conditions, such as 4G LTE.
Yoshihisa Abe is a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Prof. Mahadev Satyanarayanan. His current research focuses on efficient delivery of virtual appliance images over high-latency, low-bandwidth networks. Before joining Carnegie Mellon, he received an M.S. from New York University and B.E. from Keio University.
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