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                               P R I O R I T Y
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                           T R A N S M I S S I O N 

Welcome to the PET Home Page!

Network heterogeneity has become a major issue and the challenge is to write universal multimedia applications that run over interconnected networks with many subnetworks of unevenly distributed resources (processing, bandwidth, storage and congestion control policies etc.).

Today's applications generate bursty traffic in packet networks, causing unavoidable congestions, delays and losses. Thus, for applications such as real-time multimedia it is desirable for information to be compressed and prioritized so that the application can degrade gracefully under adverse network conditions.

PET focuses on fault tolerant transmission of prioritized data over packet switched networks. The idea is that the prioritized message is encoded into packets in a such way that any destination can recover the message in priority order based solely on the number of packets received and processed.

To learn more about PET, choose one of the following:
(If you have a slow link, you might want to choose the first option, since there are lots of images in the other pages. You could alternatively turn off automatic image loading on your browser)

[Option 1] NSF progress report for the period covering July 1996 to July 1997
[Option 1] Quick summary and pointers to all available demos and information
[Option 2] Learn more about PET - the graphic way!
[Option 3] People who make up the PET team
[Option 3] Documents which pertain to PET
[Option 3] PET-vic - the new PET-enhanced VIC binary (with option to download)

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