Practical resource adaptation for broadband application using portable computers

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Abstract

In this paper, we implemented practical resource adaptation mechanism for broadband application environment especially suitable for portable computers (note PCs) with limited power supply. Continuous development of portability enhancement and increasing computation with less power consumption for battery operating environment in note PC equips with intelligent resource controlling mechanism embedded inside the hardware. In such environment, where occasional environmental changes take in place rapidly, adaptive and collaborative controls of resources are required. Optimization of resource based on power supply management is dedicated to the operating environment. Bi-directional, user, application, operating system and device aware interface for resource configuration/management is extended to the current Unix operating system by implementing application programming interface of Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI). Traditional operating system conceals the active device probing and controlling method autonomously. Implementation of "State handler daemon" interface enables applications and application users to monitor and adapt the resources available during the operation. Thick collaboration between application and devices that are reserved in its limited environments economizes the consuming device utilization resulting: for example, life extension of battery life and effective network bandwidth adaptation. We focused on DVTS (Digital Video Transport System) as a typical broadband application. Evaluation shows 125 minutes of continuous battery operation with battery life extension compared to 70 minutes with traditional systems. Collaboration with network device management enables 100% packet transfer compared to 89% without any Resource adaptations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1258-1268
Number of pages11
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
VolumeE85-D
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug

Keywords

  • Multimedia network applications
  • Portable computers
  • Resource management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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