About TanGLe Grid

 

TanGLe Grid is NOT Second Life...We Operate on Opensim Software...1

There has been some question as to how we host this grid and to the professionalism of what we do. In section 4 of this page is an image of our servers and beside that is a description of each server. Hopefully this will dispell any further question of our professionalism. We care about what is happening on our grid and pay attention to the little details as well as the Big issues. TanGLe boasts a Forum, Website, many Social Media accounts, Member back office, and more. Our Present active membership all work to better the grid and have told us they are proud to call TanGLe home. There are many reasons to join TanGLe Grid just one of which is cost of land which is extremely reasonable. Please feel free to view this website and should you elect to join us, you will be most welcome. TanGLe Grid has been operating since June of 2012 and we are based in the Netherlands

WHY WE STARTED THIS GRID:...2

We are not new to virtual worlds or grid ownership/management. Between the 3 of us, we have more than 20 years of experience being in Virtual Worlds and now have more than 15 man years experience running and owning a grid. The three of us started this grid out of frustration in dealing with grid owners who have a completely different outlook toward ownership of a grid and the long hours it takes to make a grid work. We also got tired of no forward movement in developement and a complete lack of regard to the issues of their memberships. Affordability was another issue with a region cost being anywhere from free to over 300 US dollars per month to maintain. Through deep discussion over several months came the idea to build our own grid. It has been a long and sometimes very tiring proposition but here we are almost 5 years later and still going, still caring and still developing. New ideas, new stratagies to make the grid better, to make your experience better and above all else to keep the costs down to make for a far more affordable grid to live and work on. Our growth is steady, Developement is on going and we hope to have opensim version 0.9.1 fully operational, which provides an even better experience.

OPENSIM VS SECOND LIFE...THE DIFFERENCES...3

Lets be perfectly clear..TanGLe Grid does not offer, nor make, any judgement on which is better. That is your decision and opinion. We have ours, you make your decision based on YOUR experience. While Second Life has held a dominant position in virtual world and life for many years, such is not the case any longer. OpenSim is gaining more membership and offers, for some, a better experience. Be advised, not all SL (Havoc) scripts work in Opensim. You will need to change your scripting methods when you go to an Opensim world and again when those Opensim worlds upgrade to versions above 0.8. Of the 2 major types of physics engines available to Opensim, ODE physics engine for versions 0.7.6.1 and under, Bullet Physics engine on version 0.8 and higher. (TanGLe Grid Offers both ODE and Bullet Physics on designated regions) TanGLe Grid uses Opensim version 0.8.2.0 presently and are testing version 0.9.1 and will at some point in time upgrade to TanGLe live grid, When and only When we are satisfied that it is up to our expectations and after exhaustive testing has been done. There are many new features that need to be tested and tweaked before we make that decision. We will advise with as much notice as possible when the upgrade will occur.

TanGLe Grid Professional Servers...4

Server Description

Server 1--Windows 2008, 32 Gigs Memory, 3.0 Ghz Quad core Processor 6 - Terrabyte Drives
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Server 2--Windows 2008, 32 Gigs Memory, 2.33 Ghz 8 core Processor 2 - Terrabyte Drives
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Server 3--Windows 2008, 32 Gigs Memory, 2.33 Ghz 8 core Processor 1 - Terrabyte Drives
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Server 4--Windows 2008, 32 Gigs Memory, 2.33 Ghz 8 core Processor 1 - Terrabyte Drives
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Server 5--Linux, Dedicated Dbase 8 Gigs Memory, 1.66 Ghz 8 core Processor 1 - 256 Gig SSD
plus 5 - 1 Terrabyte Drives