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dc.contributor.advisorCapps, Michael V.
dc.contributor.authorWathen, Michael S.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:32:28Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:32:28Z
dc.date.issued2001-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1616
dc.description.abstractA major performance challenge in developing a massively multi-user virtual world is network scalability. This is because the network over which entities communicate can quickly develop into a bottleneck. Three critical factors: bandwidth usage, packets per second, and network-related CPU usage, should be governed by the number of entities a given user is interested in, not the total number of entities in the world. The challenge then is to allow a virtual world to scale to any size without an appreciable drop in system performance. To address these concerns, this thesis describes a novel Area of Interest Manager (AOIM) built atop the NPSNET-V virtual environment system. It is a dynamically sized, geographical region based, senderside interest manager that supports dynamic entity discovery and peer-to-peer entity communication. The AOIM also makes use of tools provided by the NPSNET-V system, such as variable resolution protocols and variable data transmission rate. Performance tests have shown conclusively that these interest management techniques are able to produce dramatic savings in network bandwidth usage in a peer-to-peer virtual environment. In one test, this AOIM produced a 92% drop in network traffic, with a simultaneous 500% increase in world population.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/dynamicscalablen109451616
dc.format.extentxvi, 55 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDynamic Scalable Network Area of interest management for Virtual Worldsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentModeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc640961476
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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