Online games represent the fastest growing segment of the $40B worldwide video games industry. However, online server technology has not evolved as fast as client technologies and, as a result, leave the industry in a precarious position as millions of new players discover online games and log-in to play. Project Darkstar is an open source, enterprise-grade, fault tolerant server platform designed to meet this growth head on. Come hear how Project Darkstar radically changes the potential of next generation online games.
Karl Haberl is a Research Director at Sun Labs. Since joining Sun in 2003, Karl has directed a number of important projects and research activities, including Internet Security, Policy Languages, Speech Technologies, Darkstar, and a lot more. Karl came to Sun from BBN Technologies, where he spent 17 years working on all kinds of technologies.