AuthorsF. T. Johnsen, T. Hafsøe and C. Griwodz
EditorsP. Sheu, M. Mühlhäuser and K. Mori
TitleAnalysis of Server Workload and Client Interactions in a News-on-Demand Streaming System
AfilliationCommunication Systems, Communication Systems
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2006
Conference NameInternational Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2006)
ISBN Number0-7695-2746-9

Internet services are continuing to grow along with the number of clients connecting to the Internet and the transfer rates of their connections. News is one of the main areas of usage of clients today. We investigate several aspects of streaming in News-on-Demand services on the Internet today by analyzing log files of a news service from one of Norway's largest online newspapers. These logs span almost two years of streaming, with a total of 4.6 million client requests after cleaning the logs. These requests are for over 3000 unique audio and video files. In this paper we investigate both short-term and long-term effects of client usage of the streaming material. We examine the users' interaction with the content, in particular user behavior and object popularity in terms of news streaming media. By comparing our results with earlier work, we found that variations in server load depends strongly on local culture. Furthermore, we found that there are slight variations between client usage of the audio and video material. We also investigated traffic peaks, and how rapidly they form.


accepted for poster

Citation KeyJohnsen.2006.1