Posted On: Nov 29, 2022

Today, AWS announces AWS SimSpace Weaver, a new fully managed compute service that helps you deploy large-scale spatial simulations in the cloud. With SimSpace Weaver, you can create seamless virtual worlds with millions of objects that can interact with one another in real time without managing the backend infrastructure.

Historically, spatial simulations were generally confined to running on a single server. This limited the number and complexity of dynamic entities that developers could build in their simulations. With SimSpace Weaver, you can break down the simulation world into smaller, discrete spatial areas and distribute the task of running the simulation code across multiple Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. SimSpace Weaver automatically provisions the requested number of EC2 resources, networks them together, and maintains synchronized simulation time across the distributed cluster. It manages the complexities of data replication and object transfer across Amazon EC2 instances so that you can spend more time developing simulation code and content. You can use your own custom simulation engine or popular third-party tools such as Unity and Unreal Engine 5 with SimSpace Weaver.

To quickly iterate on simulation code, use the SimSpace Weaver Local Development environment to test on your hardware. The local environment uses the same SimSpace Weaver APIs as the cloud service, so you can transition to AWS without needing to modify any code when it’s time to scale. 

SimSpace Weaver is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (Stockholm).

To learn more and get started, see AWS SimSpace Weaver.