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Infrastructure at Second Life

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Second Life Architecture Hardware 2000+ Servers in 2007 ~6000 Servers in early 2008 Plans to upgrade to ~10000 (?) 4 sims per machine, for both class 4 and class 5 Used all-AMD for years, but are moving from the Opteron 270 to the Intel Xeon 5148 The upgrade to “class 5″ servers doubled the RAM [...]

IBM Breaks the Metaverse Barrier

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Linden Labs and IBM Break the Metaverse Barrier, Teleport Across Virtual Worlds Is it just me or has the metaverse thing cooled down a bit? Either way this does seem like a significant event. IBM has been working pretty hard for over a year to try to and create this concept of avatars that can [...]

Top 5 Technology Watch List for 2008

Friday, December 21st, 2007

It’s that time of the year where everyone is predicting the future. So, here is my obligatory top 5 watch list for 2008.


Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Here are a few links that I have been bookmarking over the last week related to IBM. IBM now has 73,000 employees in India That’s 1 in 5 in case anyone is counting. IBM cooks up internal virtual world for confidentiality, security IBM is taking this VR stuff very seriously… Toshiba borgs into IBM’s 32nm [...]

Uber Virtual World Guru’s Final Accomplishment

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

When I asked my oncologist if I could go scuba diving, he thought for a while and said, “Medically, I can’t think of any reason you can’t …. but I have to admit, it’s not a question that comes up very often for metastatic pancreatic cancer patients!”

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