The Wizard of OzGrid
There is No Place Like?     Live 3d Show by    Phoenix & Stylianos
OSGrid     The Oz Grid?
Learning Goals• Learn & understand OpenSim & OSGrid  architecture• Learn, understand and evaluate  OpenSim advantages• Ana...
OpenSimulator
OpenSim Ecosystem• Opensimulator  (open source server software)• Grid (installation, virtual world)• Hypergrid• Region (25...
OSGrid Regions
OSGrid: Mayor of OpenSim Grids!
OpenSim Grids  Metropolis             Meta7                                    ReactionGridScienceSim              3rdRock...
Quest          BrainCourage                  Home                         Heart
OpenSim Advantages              FlexibilityScalability                      Portability                             Afford...
OpenSim Weaknesses• Alpha version• Economy• Population
Virtual Worlds Metrics (Dec 2010)                                               31530                                     ...
Second Life vs. Opensim regions300002500020000                                                               OSGrid15000  ...
Useful Facts• Second Life regions increased 6% in 2010• OpenSim Grids doubled in size in 2010• OpenSim Top40 Public Grids ...
Don’t underestimate SL!
Second LifeSD of VWs
Portability                Regions    Inventory             Sandbox
PortabilityHypergrid              3d VW                  Interoperability            oar        3ds Max
Scalability     Megaprims    Mega regions  Higher prim limitsTime-specific upscaling
OpenSim Smart Uses                     Flexibility                                       Hypergrid                        ...
Hybrid Model• City state with  embassies - portals• Small estate in SL• Main estate in  Opensim - OSGrid• Gridjumping?!
$10!       Affordability
The journey  begins!
Virtual Academy I
OSGrid142,122,23
Who’s the true Wizard of Oz?
Virtual Emerald Palace
The Wizard of OzGrid          Stylianos Mystakidis (OS)          e-learning Expert          University of Patras, UOC     ...
References•   http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page•   http://www.osgrid.org/•   http://www.hypergridbusiness.com•   htt...
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Is there a Virtual World of Oz?

OSGrid & Opensim introduction through the lens of the Wizard of Oz movie.

Presented first in Second Life.

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The Wizard of OSGrid

  1. 1. The Wizard of OzGrid
  2. 2. There is No Place Like? Live 3d Show by Phoenix & Stylianos
  3. 3. OSGrid The Oz Grid?
  4. 4. Learning Goals• Learn & understand OpenSim & OSGrid architecture• Learn, understand and evaluate OpenSim advantages• Analyze & apply OpenSim use scenarios
  5. 5. OpenSimulator
  6. 6. OpenSim Ecosystem• Opensimulator (open source server software)• Grid (installation, virtual world)• Hypergrid• Region (256x256 m2 in a Grid)
  7. 7. OSGrid Regions
  8. 8. OSGrid: Mayor of OpenSim Grids!
  9. 9. OpenSim Grids Metropolis Meta7 ReactionGridScienceSim 3rdRock InWorldz OSGrid
  10. 10. Quest BrainCourage Home Heart
  11. 11. OpenSim Advantages FlexibilityScalability Portability Affordability
  12. 12. OpenSim Weaknesses• Alpha version• Economy• Population
  13. 13. Virtual Worlds Metrics (Dec 2010) 31530 Second Life 15094Regions OpenSim* OSGrid 8512 0 10000 20000 30000Population: OSGrid 54.154 - Opensim 147.565 - SL: 21,5 millions
  14. 14. Second Life vs. Opensim regions300002500020000 OSGrid15000 OpenSim* Second Life10000 5000 0 Aug-09 Nov-09 Feb-10 Sep-10 Oct-10 Dec-10 *Top-40 public OpenSim Grids
  15. 15. Useful Facts• Second Life regions increased 6% in 2010• OpenSim Grids doubled in size in 2010• OpenSim Top40 Public Grids (Virtual Worlds) grow by 10% every month• OpenSim regions will catch up with SL in 2011• OSGrid: 1/3 users & 3/5 total regions of Opensim Grids
  16. 16. Don’t underestimate SL!
  17. 17. Second LifeSD of VWs
  18. 18. Portability Regions Inventory Sandbox
  19. 19. PortabilityHypergrid 3d VW Interoperability oar 3ds Max
  20. 20. Scalability Megaprims Mega regions Higher prim limitsTime-specific upscaling
  21. 21. OpenSim Smart Uses Flexibility Hypergrid Closed/LAN Standalone
  22. 22. Hybrid Model• City state with embassies - portals• Small estate in SL• Main estate in Opensim - OSGrid• Gridjumping?!
  23. 23. $10! Affordability
  24. 24. The journey begins!
  25. 25. Virtual Academy I
  26. 26. OSGrid142,122,23
  27. 27. Who’s the true Wizard of Oz?
  28. 28. Virtual Emerald Palace
  29. 29. The Wizard of OzGrid Stylianos Mystakidis (OS) e-learning Expert University of Patras, UOC blog.edu.gr @stylianosm2 Stylianos Ling (SL) Virtual Academy I
  30. 30. References• http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page• http://www.osgrid.org/• http://www.hypergridbusiness.com• http://gridsurvey.com/• http://www.fanpop.com/spots/the-wizard-of-oz
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