The ONGENS OpenSim Virtual World Grid was part of the GNI Project that was successfully completed in 2009.
This site remains for those seeking information about activities associated with the GNI Project.
Please note: This site is no longer maintained.
If you are looking for the NZ Virtual World Grid Project, please visit: http://nzvwg.org
Welcome to the ONGENS OpenSim Virtual World Grid.
This is an experimental Grid set up in the ONGENS Test Bed Facility between Otago University and Canterbury University to explore the possibilities of Virtual Worlds and Web3.D technology.
This grid is currently running the OpenSimulator software, and utilises the high-speed KAREN (Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network) connectivity between New Zealand’s tertiary institutions, and research organisations.
The grid has been set up with an educational and research focus. You are welcome to create a free account today and explore our world. Please keep in mind that the OpenSim platform is still in alpha release and so may not always perform as expected. Additionally, the ONGENS OpenSim Grid is an experimental grid, and as such may not be available 24/7.
NEW: ONGENS VW Grid Support Site www.ongens.otago.ac.nz/vwGrid/support
We are currently proposing to develop this Virtual World Grid into a National Virtual World Grid initiative, and seeking funding and expressions of interest to be involved in this project. You can find out more about the proposal here.