Show simple item record Carrascosa Zamacois, Marc Bellalta, Boris 2023-02-01T13:28:00Z 2023-02-01T13:28:00Z 2022
dc.identifier.citation Carrascosa M, Bellalta B. Cloud-gaming: analysis of Google Stadia traffic. Comput Commun. 2022;188:99-116. DOI: 10.1016/j.comcom.2022.03.006
dc.identifier.issn 0140-3664
dc.description.abstract Interactive, real-time, and high-quality cloud video games pose a serious challenge to the Internet due to simultaneous high-throughput and low round trip delay requirements. In this paper, we investigate the traffic characteristics of Stadia, the cloud-gaming solution from Google, which is likely to become one of the dominant players in the gaming sector. To do that, we design several experiments, and perform an extensive traffic measurement campaign to obtain all required data. Our first goal is to gather a deep understanding of Stadia traffic characteristics by identifying the different protocols involved for both signaling and video/audio contents, the traffic generation patterns, and the packet size and inter-packet time probability distributions. Then, our second goal is to understand how different Stadia games and configurations, such as the video codec and the video resolution selected, impact on the characteristics of the generated traffic. We also evaluate the ability of Stadia to adapt to different link capacity conditions, including cases where the capacity drops suddenly, as well as sudden increases in the network latency. Our results and findings, besides illustrating the characteristics of Stadia traffic, are also valuable for planning and dimensioning future networks, as well as for designing new resource management strategies. Finally, we compare Stadia traffic to other video streaming applications, showcasing the main differences between them, and introduce a traffic model using our captures. We show that this model can be used in simulations to further investigate the network performance in presence of Stadia traffic.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by grants WINDMAL, Spain PGC2018-099959-B-I00 (MCIU/AEI/FEDER,UE), and SGR017-1188 (AGAUR).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Computer Communications. 2022;188:99-116.
dc.rights © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
dc.title Cloud-gaming: analysis of Google Stadia traffic
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Cloud-gaming
dc.subject.keyword Google Stadia
dc.subject.keyword Traffic measurements and analysis
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/PGC2018-099959-B-I00
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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