The agenda for the seminar this week is listed below.
Speaker: Jie Deng
Title: Internet Scale User-Generated Live Video Streaming: The Twitch Case
Abstract: Twitch is a live video streaming platform used for broadcasting video gameplay, ranging from amateur players to eSports tournaments. This platform has gathered a substantial world wide community, reaching more than 1.7 million broadcasters and 100 million visitors every month. Twitch is fundamentally different from “static” content distribution platforms such as YouTube and Netflix, as streams are generated and consumed in real time. In this paper, we explore the Twitch infrastructure to understand how it manages live streaming delivery to an Internet-wide audience. We found Twitch manages a geo-distributed infrastructure, with presence in four continents. Our findings show that Twitch dynamically allocates servers to channels depending on their popularity. Additionally, we explore the redirection strategy of clients to servers depending on their region and the specific channel.
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Venue: Eng. 216
Time and Date: 2 to 3 PM, Wednesday, 08/03/17.
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