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    Optimizing Consistency by Maximizing Bandwidth Usage in Distributed Interactive Applications


    Marshall, Damien and McLoone, Seamus and Ward, Tomas E. (2010) Optimizing Consistency by Maximizing Bandwidth Usage in Distributed Interactive Applications. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, 6 (4). ISSN 1551-6857

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    Abstract

    A key factor determining the success of a Distributed Interactive Application (DIA) is the maintenance of a consistent shared virtual world. To help maintain consistency, a number of Information Management techniques have been developed. However, unless carefully tuned to the underlying network, they can negatively impact on consistency. This work presents a novel adaptive algorithm for optimizing consistency by maximizing available bandwidth usage in DIAs. This algorithm operates by estimating bandwidth from trends in network latency, and modifying data transmission rates to match the estimated value. Results presented within demonstrate that this approach can help optimise consistency levels in a DIA.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Measurements; Performance; Adaptive algorithms; multiplayer games; information management techniques; consistency;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9279
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1145/1865106.1865114
    Depositing User: Dr Tomas Ward
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 15:21
    Journal or Publication Title: ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
    Publisher: ACM
    Refereed: Yes
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