Matrix: Adaptive Middleware for Distributed Multiplayer Games

@inproceedings{Balan2005MatrixAM,
  title={Matrix: Adaptive Middleware for Distributed Multiplayer Games},
  author={Rajesh Krishna Balan and Maria Ebling and Paul C. Castro and Archan Misra},
  booktitle={Middleware},
  year={2005}
}
Building a distributed middleware infrastructure that provides the low latency required for massively multiplayer games while still maintaining consistency is non-trivial. Previous attempts have used static partitioning or client-based peer-to-peer techniques that do not scale well to a large number of players, perform poorly under dynamic workloads or hotspots, and impose significant programming burdens on game developers. We show that it is possible to build a scalable distributed system… CONTINUE READING
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