Scaleability Panel Review
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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A peer review panel was held at IDA on August 19 and 20, 1993, to address the challenges of network scaleability as it pertains to the Synthetic Theater of War STOW program. The goal of STOW is to conduct a Distributed Interactive Simulation DIS demonstration in 1994 with 10,000 entities live, virtual, and constructive, with 100,000 entities by 1997, over the DSI network. Scaleability addresses techniques for maximizing the number of DIS entities on the network by minimizing the network load, both in terms of bandwidth and packets per second. The panel, which consisted of five network scaleability experts, was presented with the current research being conducted by three separate contractors. The experts provided insights on how STOWs goals could be met. They expressed concern over meeting the requirement for a secure network, given the current network encryption requirements. They recommended T3 circuits as a backbone to handle the network traffic.
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