Leveraging the strengths of transactional memory while maintaining system performance for a multiplayer gaming application

Lih Chyun Shu, Ying Cheng Su, Chang Ming Tasi, Huey Min Sun

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Abstract

With the technology of multi-core on the rise, many applications have started to support concurrency control on shared resources for raising performance and accuracy such as locks, semaphores, and monitors. A new mechanism called transactional memory (TM) can provide serilizability for using shared resources and ease for programming. However, the TM performance of most studies has been relatively poorer than traditional methods. This is the reason why these applications still use the locks to handle the problem of concurrency control. We propose two mechanisms named Barrier Transactional Memory and Aggregate Physics Update to detect and release signals without conflict and to update all calculation results using parallel multi-threading in a multi-player gaming system. Experimental results show the improvement and the comparison of the proposed mechanisms to traditional locking and single thread update, especially in the area of physics calculations and updating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlgorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing - 12th International Conference, ICA3PP 2012, Proceedings
Pages10-20
Number of pages11
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event12th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2012 Sep 42012 Sep 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume7440 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP 2012
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period12-09-0412-09-07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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