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Research Article

An Analysis of Increased Vertical Scaling in Three-Dimensional Virtual World Simulation

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.24-8-2015.2260963,
        author={Sean Mondesire and Jonathan Stevens and Douglas Maxwell},
        title={An Analysis of Increased Vertical Scaling in Three-Dimensional Virtual World Simulation},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={3},
        number={8},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={measurement, performance, design, experimentation, verification},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-8-2015.2260963}
    }
    
  • Sean Mondesire
    Jonathan Stevens
    Douglas Maxwell
    Year: 2015
    An Analysis of Increased Vertical Scaling in Three-Dimensional Virtual World Simulation
    INIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-8-2015.2260963
Sean Mondesire1,*, Jonathan Stevens2, Douglas Maxwell1
  • 1: U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • 2: University of Central Florida
*Contact email: mondesire.sean@gmail.com

Abstract

In this paper, we describe the analysis of the effect of vertical computational scaling on the performance of a simulation based training prototype currently under development by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The United States military is interested in facilitating Warfighter training by investigating large-scale realistic virtual operational environments. In order to support expanded training at higher echelons, virtual world simulators need to scale to support more simultaneous client connections, more intelligent agents, and more physics interactions. This work provides an in-depth analysis of a virtual world simulator under different hardware profiles to determine the effect of increased vertical computational scaling.