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The Wizard of OSGrid



Is there a Virtual World of Oz?

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 The Wizard of OSGrid Presentation Transcript

  • 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• Analyze & apply OpenSim use scenarios
  • OpenSimulator
  • OpenSim Ecosystem• Opensimulator (open source server software)• Grid (installation, virtual world)• Hypergrid• Region (256x256 m2 in a Grid)
  • OSGrid Regions
  • OSGrid: Mayor of OpenSim Grids!
  • OpenSim Grids Metropolis Meta7 ReactionGridScienceSim 3rdRock InWorldz OSGrid
  • Quest BrainCourage Home Heart
  • OpenSim Advantages FlexibilityScalability Portability Affordability
  • OpenSim Weaknesses• Alpha version• Economy• Population
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Closed/LAN Standalone
  • 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 @stylianosm2 Stylianos Ling (SL) Virtual Academy I
  • References•••••