Media Performance Group

The Media Performance Group (MPG) addresses resource utilization and  performance challenges to support a wide range of interactive multimedia  services to the large user masses in the Internet. The goals are to reduce the costs, increase the number of users and optimize the perceived service quality. MPG’s activities branch into several areas of multimedia systems to maintain and improve our ability to evaluate the performance of complete multimedia systems. This goal ties research branches together that are as diverse as multicore programming and user perception. Any level of a system may constitute a performance bottleneck, and the critical bottlenecks are known to move from component to component as the state of the art develops. Therefore, MPG’s research keeps a global scope, while its research activities target the critical performance question.