Network topologies for scalable multi-user virtual environments

Thomas A. Funkhouser

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Abstract

This paper investigates trade-offs of different network topologies and messaging protocols for multi-user-virtual environment systems. We present message distribution techniques appropriate for constructing scalable multi-user systems for a variety of network characteristics. Hierarchical system designs utilizing servers that manage message distribution for entities in separate regions of a virtual environment are described that scale to arbitrary numbers of simultaneous users. Experimental results show that the rate of messages processed by server workstations in this system design are less than using previously described approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages222-228
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the IEEE 1996 Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium - Santa Clara, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 30 1996Apr 3 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE 1996 Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium
CitySanta Clara, CA, USA
Period3/30/964/3/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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