The IMA Development Test Grid may change periodically dependent on the needs of ongoing development. Currently, only administrators and developers have local accounts planned. When this grid is live, we will update this page on how to participate.

 

Initially, the IMA Development Grid will be a unique IMA fork of the former Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy (MOSES) fork of Halcyon with security fixes from the MOSES team and optimization to support up to 200 concurrent avatars per region. Part of this fork includes optimization of a Freeswitch voice server which IMA intends to extend to make virtual worlds more accessible by implementing a module with Text to Speech (TTS) and Speech to Text (STT) capabilities. We also intend to support an ongoing effort to port the NVIDIA PhysX solution to Linux eliminating the need for costly Microsoft licensing as a part of our roadmap.

 

The former MOSES project was funded by the US Army Research Lab in conjunction with the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) division of the University of Central Florida (UCF). In 2017, the former MOSES project resources were transitioned to UCF's IST and data from the project is being captured by researchers at UCF with respect to the Camp Blanding experiments. The final experiments conducted by the MOSES team used the above configuration which will be available in parallel to support UCF efforts. Additional work planned includes security issues and development of a software bridge to integrate Halcyon, Open Simulator, and WhiteCore-sim grids so that avatars can travel between them in a secure fashion and creators can feel confident their intellectual property concerns are addressed. All of this work also relates to standards development by IMA and work to bring code into compliance.

 

Extensive development of next-next generation software towards what we like to call the Infinite Metaverse is planned beyond this implementation and includes coordinating support with existing development teams for Open Simulator, Halcyon, and WhiteCore-sim as well as various viewer development team efforts. This will not replace or direct any existing team roadmaps of course. But we hope IMA will have a complementary development roadmap as well as an end-user community focused roadmap that supports all of the teams. 

 

 

To keep our grid resources streamlined for the Helios Test Grid, only administrators have local accounts. When this grid is live, we will update this page on how to visit.

 

The Helios Test Grid is a unique IMA fork of the former Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy (MOSES) fork of Open Simulator based on 0.8.x with a MOSES developed NVIDIA PhysX physics engine implementation and the security fixes the MOSES team suggested to address Open Simulator security issues identified by the MOSES team at that time. The testing goal of this grid is to evaluate the security fixes and to test and evaluate the PhysX configuration with Open Simulator with Hypergrid enabled (a configuration the MOSES team did not use). Based on test results and interest, IMA will be upgrading and further developing the source code towards "enterprise quality" as it puts a new development team in place.

To keep our grid resources streamlined for the Open Simulator Test Grid, only administrators have local accounts. But the grid itself is Hypergrid enabled so you can reach it via this HG address in your viewer's World Map:

 

opensim.infinitemetaverse.net:9000 

 

There are teleport boards throughout the grid to navigate around the eight regions once you get there.

IMA Research and Development (R&D) Projects are hosted on the IMA Metaverse Depot grid.  Currently, due to the nature of R&D activities, local accounts require administrative approval.  Some active projects are listed on the welcome page at http://grid.metaversedepot.com:8002/wifi/welcome.html

 

Metaverse Depot will open to the public when R&D is completed.  Hypergrid visitors are welcome subject to the Terms of Service (ToS) presented to visitors on first arrival.  As a courtesy, visitors will have an initial two hours to attend an event or explore the grid before either signing or declining the terms located at http://grid.metaversedepot.com:8002/wifi/termsofservice.html

 

 

 

 

 

 Open Simulator HyperGrid-enabled Virtual Worlds Projects 

Project Name:

IMA Outpost Alpha

HG Address: grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:IMA Outpost Alpha
Coordinates: 619,366,24
IMA Community Meetings every Friday 8:00 pm Eastern Time 
  
Project Name:

IMA Accessibility Center

HG Address: grid.avacon.org:8002:community
Coordinates: 207,98,22
Active IMA Community Project courtesy of Avacon, Inc. 
  
Project Name:

IMA Ayres Farm

HG Address: grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:Ayres Station
Coordinates: 128,128,22
Active IMA Community Project courtesy of Laxton Consulting, LLC 
  
Project Name:

IMA Outpost Beta

HG Address: grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:IMA Outpost Beta
Coordinates: 128,128,22
Special appreciation to Neovo Geesink for educator presentation tools. Virtual World's Fair coming soon!
  
Project Name:

IMA Conference Center

HG Address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Creative Collaborators
Coordinates: 105,618,30
Available 24/7 for IMA Working Group use courtesy of Selby Evans 
  
Project Name:

IMA Outpost Gamma

HG Address: grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:IMA Outpost Gamma
Coordinates: 128,128,22
Virtual World's Fair coming soon!
  
Project Name:

IMA Outpost Delta

HG Address: grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:IMA Outpost Delta
Coordinates: 128,128,22
Virtual World's Fair coming soon!
  

 

 

 Open Simulator HyperGrid-enabled Virtual World Grids 

Grid Name:

IMA Metaverse Depot Grid

HG Address: grid.metaversedepot.com:8002
Active IMA R&D Project courtesy of Laxton Consulting, LLC   

 

 

Grid Name:

IMA Helios Test Grid

HG Address: Currently offline.