publication . Thesis . 2010

Latency reduction in online multiplayer games using detour routing

Ly, Cong;
Open Access
  • Published: 26 May 2010
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Long network latency negatively impacts the performance of online multiplayer games. In this thesis, we propose a novel approach to reduce the network latency in online gaming. Our approach employs application level detour routing in which game-state update messages between two players can be forwarded through other intermediate relay nodes in order to reduce network latency. We present results from an extensive measurement study to show the potential benefits of detour routing in online games. We also present the design of a complete system to achieve the potential, which is called Indirect Relay System (IRS). The experimental and simulation results show that I...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING
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