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Title: Developing interest management techniques in distributed interactive simulation using Java
Authors: Taylor, SJE
Saville, J
Sudra, R
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Phoenix, December 1999. 1: 518-523
Abstract: Bandwidth consumption in distributed real time simulation, or networked real time simulation, is a major problem as the number of participants and the sophistication of joint simulation exercises grow in size. The paper briefly reviews distributed real time simulation and bandwidth reduction techniques and introduces the Generic Runtime Infrastructure for Distributed Simulation (GRIDS) as a research architecture for studying such problems. GRIDS uses Java abstract classes to promote distributed services called thin agents, a novel approach to implementing distributed simulation services, such as user defined bandwidth reduction mechanisms, and to distributing the executable code across the simulation. Thin agents offer the advantages of traditional agents without the overhead imposed by mobility or continuous state, which are unnecessary in this context. We present our implementation and some predicted results from message reduction studies using thin agents
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Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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