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A method of bandwidth allocation for delivery of stored digital content from at least one server device to at least one client device by way of a network is disclosed. The method begins by prescribing a control variable which represents a target flow rate from the server device to each client device. Next, time-varying constraints on the flow rate of the content are determined. A cost function of the control variable for each client is determined. The cost function corresponds to a maximized value of the control variable. Finally, bandwidth is prescribed to each client based upon the value of the control variable maximized by the cost function. In this respect, the method achieves optimal allocation of bandwidth between the server and the respective clients.

Title
Method for connection acceptance and rapid determination of optimal multi-media content delivery over network
Application Number
9/893364
Publication Number
6850965 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2001
Publication Date
February 1, 2005
Inventor
Arthur Douglas Allen
Mountain View, 94040
CA, US
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L
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