Cloud-assisted rendering support for mobile online gaming
Chan, Kenny Yew Huai
Date of Issue2017-04-25
School of Computer Science and Engineering
For cloud gaming services to be successfully utilized in a commercial setting, a certain service level and server responsiveness level needs to be achieved. This issue is explored in the context of modern day cloud services, with easily scalable virtual machines and geo distributed servers. Allocation of clients to server is done while ensuring latency is low, allocated server can serve client effectively, and making sure cost is minimized. This project involves implementing systems to ensure effective allocation of servers to thin clients. On top of the actual allocation algorithm itself, an automated server management system, cost calculation algorithm and latency calculation algorithm is implemented alongside. Previously developed system images of the rendering server will be used for testing. The main purpose of the test is to ensure allocation system is able to integrate into the existing system and be fully functional. Allocation system is developed with scalability and extensibility in mind. This means the system should be able to take in newly available datacentre information and still be able to provide optimum allocations with consideration given to this new set of information. This means the system is able to both compute new optimum costs and also be able to initialize, control and connect thin clients to instances within the new datacentre.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University