Portland State University. Department of Computer Science
Virtual reality, Electronic data processing -- Distributed processing, Shared virtual environments, Computer architecture, Client/server computing
A significant problem of designing 3D virtual worlds (such as metaverses) is developing a scalable architecture that can manage millions of simultaneous users in an interactive 3D environment. This paper presents XPU (Extremely Partitioned Universe), a hierarchical client-server architecture for developing highly scalable metaverses. This design addresses the problem of dynamically partitioning the world to manage network and computing resources.
Chang, Francis; Bowman, C. Mic; and Feng, Wu-chi, "XPU: A Distributed Architecture for Metaverses" (2010). Computer Science Faculty Publications and Presentations. 218.