Linden Lab: standalone servers soon

AVWW 2008 continues (a wrap-up of Day 1 will appear soon), with some superb presentations and discussion.

This morning I attended the presentation by Linden Lab’s Chris Collins, who gave an interesting overview of Linden Lab’s approach and future plans. Two standouts for me were:

1. The 2009 beta of a standalone Second Life grid – this, like the OpenSim platform, will allow users to run their own grid. Expect to hear more on the beta program in the very near future.

2. When asked on the delay in Australian Second Life servers, there was an admission that the ‘real soon now’ of 18-months ago had stretched considerably, with no commitment given on when, if ever, this may occur.

The standalone servers will provide a great opportunity for Australians in addition to current offerings like Openlife. Once further work is done on being able to move between grids, Australia may actually have a higher performance option than currently exists.

More on AVWW presentations soon – if you have the chance today, jump into the Second Life AVWW sessions for some fascinating insights.

Comments

  1. Interesting to see that Linden will offer grid software or grid servers as they call them. Perhaps they will offer them for sale for 2000 USD and when people got their grid up and running they will increase the tier fees by 70 % after a few months, and then they will say, either you pay up or we will shut down the grid you bought from us. That is how they work.

  2. Interesting. Maybe it is much easier than working with one grid with many location server system, but grids located many places and separated each other. Could be nice for performance and business use.

  3. Maybe you joined Second Life exactly when they messed up the Openspace prices.
    However, they didn't say “we will shut down the grid” – they say “your region will cost more, pay or leave it”.

  4. hmmm nice to see the standalone servers.. its something good to tech guys but will it able to survive the recession of the market…

  5. Upgrade_Your_Computer says:

    Would be pretty sweet to have my own grid! Anyone know what the server hardware requirements are?

  6. Anonymous says:

    With pleasure esteemed. It was pleasant to me. I thank.

  7. Perhaps they will offer them for sale for 2000 USD and when people got their grid up and running they will increase the tier fees by 70 % after a few months, and then they will say, either you pay up or we will shut down the grid you bought from us.

  8. Internet Kids Games says:

    Love the picture of the conference in Second Life

  9. Internet Kids Games says:

    Love the picture of the conference in Second Life

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  1. […] It came from Linden Lab’s Chris Collins, who, when asked about the delay in the mooted creation of an SL server farm in Australia, admitted that the “real soon now” of 18-months ago had stretched considerably, with no commitment given on when, if ever, this may occur (http://www.creativeshed.com/2008/11/29/standalone-servers-soo/) […]

  2. […] and say I got this one right. They have obviously laid the business foundation for it, but were let down on practical implementation by the technology. They’ve been working throughout the year […]

  3. […] Linden Lab: 2009 beta of standalone servers for Second Life will allow users to run their own grid […]

  4. […] Second Life will remain a frustrating experience – the announcement of standalone servers may prove this prediction wrong, but 2009 is unlikely to show an enormous improvement in the Second […]

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