12/01/2022 at 10:15 a.m. by Rhonda Bachmann – At a keynote in Las Vegas, Amazon has now presented the new AWS SimSpace Weaver service. Users can simulate realistic crowds, vehicles or devices across multiple servers.
Amazon introduced a new AWS service at a keynote in Las Vegas. With the AWS SimSpace Weaver service, users should be able to create extensive simulations that are somewhat reminiscent of Sim City. However, the simulations in SimSpace Weaver are intended to be far more realistic and replicate millions of dynamic entities, such as people, vehicles or devices, across multiple instances.
Simulations should become even more realistic in the cloud
The idea behind the new service is that customers can use Amazon’s resources without hitting any computing or storage limitations. This should allow simulations to be created that are scaled across multiple servers. Up to a million independent and dynamic entities are to be supported by AWS SimSpace Weaver.
What this looks like can be observed in a video demo by uCrowds. There, the city of Las Vegas was simulated in real time and a whole horde of pedestrians was let loose on the 3D rendered city. From the video demo alone, it was found that Las Vegas simply does not have enough sidewalks to accommodate a million-plus crowd.
AWS SimSpace Weaver aims to enable spatial simulations that are rare, dangerous, or simply very expensive to test in the real world. In this way, city administrators could prepare for natural disasters or major events could be planned. Developers working with Unity or Unreal Engine 5 could use different plugins. There are no license fees for the service. Instead, the price is based on the number of instances that the developers integrate into the simulation.
Quelle: Amazon, The Verge, TechCrunch