Date Added: Feb 2012
Distributed Virtual Environments simulate the behavior and activities of a great number of users interacting in a virtual world over a wide area network. The size of the virtual worlds and the tremendous number of users that these environments are called to support require additional bandwidth and computational resources. For supporting large-scale Distributed Virtual Environments, extended infrastructure is needed in terms of both hardware and software. However, both researchers and application designers do not always have access to such an extended infrastructure and the assessment and evaluation of developed performance improvement techniques becomes extremely difficult.