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A Light-Weight Application Sharing Infrastructure for Graphics Intensive Applications

Hao, Ming C.; Lee, Dongman; Sventek, Joseph S.


Keyword(s): concurrent engineering, application sharing, reduced event set, graphic intensive

Abstract: We describe a light weight application sharing infrastructure that enables collaborative design using graphics intensive applications over low bandwidth networks. The basis of the technology employs an event-driven mechanism to share a reduced event set among multiple copies of an application executing on different workstations. This technology is referred to as RES-AP (Reduced Event Set Application Sharing). RES-AP allows geographically-dispersed engineers to work together on large complex problems with fast responses. This capability is achieved without modification to the applications or to the window system software.

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