|Title||The Grid Framework as a Suitable Infrastructure for Supporting Large - Scale Desktop Networked Virtual Environments|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Giannaka, E|
|Conference Name||The 2005 International Conference on Grid Computing and Applications (GCA 05), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Date Published||20 - 23 June|
The maturation of the Internet, the familiarization of the users with this powerful means of communication and mainly the increment of the available bandwidth, which is presented the last few years, led to the idea of extending small scale virtual environments to larger applications that could support a tremendous number of concurrent users. However, the introduction of Large Scale Virtual Environments brings along a series of problems that are mainly related to the serious increment of the transmitted information. Neither the traditional architectures, algorithms originally designed for the NVEs, nor the improvement of the network seem sufficient to support this new kind of applications. A solution to this problem seems to be the adoption of the GRID. In this paper we present an approach, which describes the way that a Desktop Networked Virtual Environment could be efficiently supported and maintained under a GRID infrastructure.