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OnLive Beta Signups

The OnLive Website is live for this just unveiled cloud gaming service, and accepting signups for the OnLive Beta Program, which is slated to get underway this summer. Word is: "You need to be at least 18, based in the US and have a broadband-connected PC running Windows Vista®/XP®, or an Intel®-based Mac." Also, Engadget has video of OnLive being shown off at GDC, where playing Crysis over the service is demonstrated, and the burning issue of how lag will be handled is discussed, as they outline the careful distribution of data centers to keep things humming.

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10. Re: OnLive Beta Signups Mar 25, 2009, 11:51 elefunk
 
Like I stated in one of the previous threads latency isnt the only problem. I would say that it isnt even the biggest problem.

Its scalability. What happens if 50000 users want play Crysis at the same time? Can someone calculate how much horsepower this would require? Now can someone translate that into $$$?
http://pc.ign.com/articles/965/965787p1.html

Next question is whether OnLive will outsource the datacenters to partners, or whether OnLive will run the servers itself. Steve says they need to have specialized racks that have GPUs (regular servers don't need GPUs). That said, they designed it so it can be scaled, so they can add or reduce power easily. But he said maybe a million people could view a top MLB 2K9 player playing the game.

It's obviously a huge problem, but also obviously one they haven't simply ignored.
 
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