Measurement Study of PKTown: A P2P-Based Multiplayer Online Game Supporting System
ABSTRACT Multiplayer Online Game has been extremely popular, in which peer-to-peer technology has been introduced to help with the scaling. This paper presents a measurement study on a P2P-based MOG supporting system, called PKTown, which has been fully deployed over the CERNET. By leveraging a large set of traces obtained recently over a 4-month period, we study the benefit of P2P architecture applying to MOG supporting system, workload characteristics, players' behaviors and impact form a number of system parameters. We believe this provides insights in understanding the fundamental nature of MOG, which can be further explored to enhance the system design.