Infrastructure

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Current list of OSGrid infrastructure

The place we know as OSGrid is made up of a small collection of centrally managed infrastructure combined with hundreds of servers operated by users around the globe. When you teleport into a given region, that sim may be running on a server in a datacenter in your town or on a laptop in someone's home on the other side of the planet. So you may have different user experiences on different regions, depending on the underlying hardware, the network it's connected to, how much latency there is between your location and the server's, what version of OpenSim that region operator chose to run, how that region operator chose to configure their OpenSim instance, and other factors.


Following is a list of the official, centrally-managed OSGrid infrastructure:

  • robusto
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Hardware rented with user donations
  • Currently hosts the osgrid.org website and the user, grid, inventory, messaging, and groups services for the entire grid
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2ghz - 32GB DDR3 Ram - 3 x 500gb 7200RPM SATA (RAID5)
  • assets
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Hardware rented with user donations
  • Currently hosts assets
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2ghz - 24GB DDR3 Ram - 4 x 3TB 7200RPM SATA (RAID10)
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2ghz - 24GB DDR3 Ram - 4 x 3TB 7200RPM SATA (RAID10)
  • plaza08
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Hardware rented with user donations
  • Currently hosts Plaza regions
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2ghz - 24GB DDR3 Ram - 1TB 7200RPM SATA
  • plaza09
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Hardware rented with user donations
  • Currently hosts Plaza regions
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2ghz - 24GB DDR3 Ram - 1TB 7200RPM SATA


Following is a list of the official, centrally-managed OSGrid regions:

  • Event Plaza
  • Lbsa Plaza
  • Recreation Plaza
  • Sandbox Plaza
  • Sandbox Plaza II
  • Sandbox Plaza III (var)
  • SeaPrior Plaza
  • Teravus Plaza
  • Wright Plaza
  • Zaius Plaza
  • Moat Lbsa (Lbsa voids)
  • OSgrid Welcome Station
  • Moat ws (welcome station voids)
  • Bade Plaza (down)


All other regions on the grid are owned and operated by you, the users.

Infrastructure Needs and Future Expansion

Current policy (for legal reasons) is that we can only host centrally-managed OSgrid servers in the United States. Future expansion would involve buying more, or more powerful servers in the U.S. Expansion is most sustainable when hosting companies and OSgrid donors come together to provide the means to do so. The most cost-effective method is to purchase hardware (rather than rent it) using OSgrid donor money, and then colocate the server in a datacenter. Colocated servers cost less over time, and when hosting companies agree to donate rack space and/or bandwidth, colocated servers are free after the initial purchase. The primary goal is to keep costs down and have infrastructure that will be available for the very long haul (years).

The servers below are no longer in use (archived for historical purposes)

  • one
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Hardware rented with user donations
  • Currently offline
  • Core 2 Quad Q9400, 8GB RAM, openSUSE 11.3 Linux
  • plaza01
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA, and donated by DeepThink Labs
  • Currently offline
  • Core 2 Quad Q9300, 8GB RAM, openSUSE 11.3 Linux
  • plaza02
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA, and donated by DeepThink Labs
  • Currently offline
  • Core 2 Quad Q9300, 8GB RAM, openSUSE 11.2 Linux
  • plaza06
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Hardware rented with user donations
  • Currently offline
  • Quad-core Xeon 5160, 16GB RAM, Fedora 13 Linux
  • hutto
  • Located in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Currently offline
  • Core 2 Quad Q9300, 8GB RAM, openSUSE 11.4 Linux
  • 2 x 2tb 7200rpm SATA II 64mb cache Western Digital RE4 - RAID1
  • HuttoTexas is the home of the Hutto Hippos
  • bloat
  • Hardware purchased with user donations
  • Currently offline
  • Quad-core Xeon X3220, 8GB RAM, openSUSE Linux
  • "bloat" is a term for a group of hippos
  • tanga
  • Hardware purchased with user donations
  • Currently offline
  • Quad-core Xeon X3220, 8GB RAM, openSUSE Linux
  • Tanga was the oldest known hippo. She lived at a zoo in Munich, Germany

Past donors

Special thanks to the following past donors of grid infrastructure:

  • Electric Sheep Company
  • Knifejaw Systems