I have started work on my own grid computer. An Opensim grid that I can run in my studio.
It is built by computers I get from different company’s when they upgrade I get the old ones. They know as an artist I can not afford to by all the computers I need. And as they know I do strange things with computer it is ok to support your local artist this way.
So I started to build. I have built a lot of systems so it is not very hard to do. I was thinking a grid of Linux servers.
And after a few days the new grid machine was ready for testing. Installing Opensim in grid mode is more complicated than you think. But after a few nervous breakdowns, a lot of coffee and working long into the night I had my first own grid up a running.
I just like to build computers and I really do not have a plan for what to do with my grid yet but I find some strange way to connect it to the rest of the internet. Now I have a lot of prims to have fun with.
My grid runs on four OpenSUSE computers, that make four islands. When I find a way to get more ip sockets in some of the machines I will ad some open spaces too. I use mysql and phpmyadmin for the database and VNC and telnet to control the servers from my other
computers. I have also put in wifi access so I can work with them from the garden this summer.