2nd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

Research Article

A Framework Model for DVEs using SIMUL8

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/simutools.2009.5673,
        author={Christos Bouras and Eri Giannaka and Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos},
        title={A Framework Model for DVEs using SIMUL8},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Distributed virtual environments multiple networked servers architecture performance evaluation resource management simulation applications.},
        doi={10.4108/simutools.2009.5673}
    }
    
  • Christos Bouras
    Eri Giannaka
    Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
    Year: 2010
    A Framework Model for DVEs using SIMUL8
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/simutools.2009.5673
Christos Bouras1,*, Eri Giannaka2,*, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos3,*
  • 1: Research Academic Computer, Technology Institute and Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, Greece N. Kazatzaki Str. GR-26500 +30 2610 960375
  • 2: Research Academic Computer, Technology Institute and Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, Greece N. Kazatzaki Str. GR-26500 +30 2610 960380
  • 3: Research Academic Computer, Technology Institute and Informatics Dept., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece N. Kazatzaki Str. GR-26500 +30 2310 998990
*Contact email: bouras@cti.gr, giannaka@cti.gr, tsiatsos@csd.auth.gr

Abstract

Distributed Virtual Environment systems simulate the behaviour and activities of a great number of users interacting in a virtual world over a wide area network. The sizes of the virtual worlds and the tremendous number of users that DVEs are called to support require additional bandwidth and computational resources. For handling these growing requirements a lot of work has been done both to the direction of alternative architectural solutions as well as to techniques and algorithms for handling the limitations of these environments. For supporting large-scale DVEs, extended infrastructure is needed in terms of both hardware and software. However, both researchers and application designers do not always have access to such extended infrastructure and the assessment and evaluation of developed techniques becomes extremely difficult. To this direction, this paper presents a simulation modelling tool for networked servers DVEs that could be used by designers for simulating the performance of their approaches under different scenarios.