The IMA server has a new grid on it! The first region on it was the IMA Outpost Alpha on Metropolis Grid. Now online is the IMA Halcyon Test Grid. This grid was formerly hosted by Myron Curtis of A Dimension Beyond, Inc. on a virtual server that was a part of the Virtual Worlds Grid server farm. Now it has it's new home on the IMA server. It is a fully functional, full powered grid with an excellent connection to the Internet. It is available for testing purposes to anyone who needs them. It is also updated regularly with the latest version of the Halcyon fork of OpenSim to keep up with the technology. Here is the info to get in and use the new test grid:

Web page to get an account:

URI to put into your viewer:

Last week, we held a general load test in IMA Outpost Alpha. Thanks to all who participated! During that test, we had the general avatar activity but we also were simulating rapid user chat activity with ALICE chatbots courtesy of Radegast developers. The simulator did crash during the load test but unfortunately, standard logging did not provide us with meaningful data to isolate the cause of the crash. No viewer crashes were observed. In preparation of a repeat test, logging parameters were adjusted.

After quite a journey with this new untested server hardware and data center approach, Steve took the server box down to the data center and installed it in its new home this week. Software configuration for all of our grids planned in addition to web server applications installation by Team IMA is ongoing. IP addresses have begun propagating! We will let you know more as soon as we know. We are looking forward to using our scheduled test hour for some load and traffic testing of each test grid and some help from the community :)

IMA Working Group for 'Community' Website Starts off with a Bang!


By Sunbeam Magic


Infinite Metaverse Alliance (IMA), a new Virtual Worlds focused company, as described by one of the founders (Steve LaVigne) recently “...a company that would improve the lives of people in Virtual Worlds” has approved the Community Website Working Group. The group held their first meeting Tuesday, May 16th and were so enthusiastic they set up a second meeting that same week for May 18th, Thursday. Meetings will continue once a week on Thursdays at 10:00 am PDT.



As we get ready for new working groups to get started, (The list is already growing with ideas from the meetings!) we decided to publish an annual survey of the community to get your inputs. The survey has 5 sections. While most questions are quick multiple choice, some give you the option to enter text with your ideas. So it may take on average about 30 minutes to complete.


You will be able to see the ongoing results and go back and change your text inputs if you like. Hence, this is a community brainstorming tool! Have a look when you have time. We are looking forward to hearing what the community has to say! Here is the link: Open Simulator User Survey