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17 January 1997 Performance optimization of a network game
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Network-based multi-user interaction systems such as network games typically include a database shared among the players that are physically distributed and interact with one another over the network. Currently network game developers have to implement the shared database and the inter-player communications from scratch. This paper presents the result of a performance study on the effects of network bandwidth optimization techniques provided by a previously proposed distributed system, Artery, which is specifically designed to support network game applications by providing high-level application program interfaces and by exploiting application semantics for traffic reduction. This work studied a popular public-domain network game called Netrek, and showed through experiments that the techniques proposed in Artery combined can indeed cut down the network bandwidth requirements of Netrek sessions by a factor between 5 to 90, depending on the number of players in the game.
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Tzi-cker Chiueh and Longban Lin "Performance optimization of a network game", Proc. SPIE 2915, Video Techniques and Software for Full-Service Networks, (17 January 1997);


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