Difference between revisions of "Project Motivation"

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* 2 billion users
 
* 2 billion users
 
* 50 - 100 million concurrency (on whatever device)
 
* 50 - 100 million concurrency (on whatever device)
* 20 thousand avatars per region ([[Talk:Project_Motivation|calculated here based on 2 bn users]]) -- scalability for events!
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* 20 thousand avatars per region ([[Talk:Project_Motivation|calculated here based on 2 bn users]]) -- scalability for events! ([[Use_Cases#Interactive TV|massive underestimate]])
  
  

Revision as of 15:22, 26 September 2007

According to Zero Linden, the project was motivated by thoughts a year ago when Second Life was growing rapidly and Linden Lab was thinking about how to scale the grid.

There have been two timeframes set back then: The next few months and the next years. This architecture discussion is about the next years.

Scary numbers

If we assume that virtual worlds will be a significant part of the future, then the following numbers might not be so far off:


These numbers will not be possible with the grid right now and additionally some more use cases need to be solved like connecting 3rd party hosted regions to the grid.