Tiger Shark File System
Tiger Shark is a
parallel file system for IBM's AIX Operating System that has been developed at the IBM Research - Almaden. Tiger Shark is designed to support interactive multimedia, particularly large-scale systems such as interactive television (ITV). Tiger Shark scales across the entire RS/6000 product line, from small desktop machines to the SP-2 parallel supercomputer. The recently-announced IBM Multimedia LAN Server for AIX is based on the Tiger Shark file system.
Tiger Shark Customer Trials and Joint Studies include:
- Bell Atlantic Video on Demand Field Trial
- Shark (a predecessor of Tiger Shark) on an RS/6000 delivering 50 simultaneous 1.5Mbit/sec
MPEG streams via ADSL to 400 field trial participants in Alexandria, VA (1993-1994).
- Hong Kong Telecom Video on Demand Trial
Tiger Shark on three RS/6000s
delivering 150 simultaneous
1.5Mbit/sec streams via ADSL to trial customers (1995).
- Argonne National Labs
- Tiger Shark on a 28-node SP-2 delivering 4.5Mbit/sec M-JPEG video to
workstation clients via an ATM WAN (MBone) using a modified version of the VIC conferencing system. This system was
demonstrated at Supercomputing '95.
- Indiana University School of Music Library
Variations Project - a digital library project using Tiger Shark on an RS/6000 to deliver digital audio and video to 130+ PC and Mac clients over an ATM network via NFS protocol.
Publications and related material:
- Roger Haskin, The Shark Continuous Media File Server, Proceedings of IEEE 1993 Spring COMPCON, San Fransisco,
CA, Feb. 1993, pp. 12-17.
- Roger Haskin and Frank Stein, A System for the Delivery of Interactive Television Programming, Proceedings of IEEE 1995 Spring COMPCON,
San Fransisco, CA, Mar. 1995, pp. 209-214.
- Roger Haskin and Frank Schmuck, The Tiger Shark File System, Proceedings of IEEE 1996 Spring COMPCON, Santa Clara,
CA, Feb. 1996.
- Roger Haskin, The Tiger Shark File System, PowerPoint presentation describing Tiger Shark.
Project Members: Roger Haskin (manager), Tom Engelsiepen, Carol Hartman, Dan McNabb, Mike Roberts, Frank Schmuck, Jim Wyllie
Contact: Roger Haskin (firstname.lastname@example.org, (408) 927-1843, fax (408) 927-4096
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