WorldsAway DevServers

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Development Hardware

This article aims to detail all of the known WorldsAway development servers and workstations. This list may be incomplete, so if you have any information regarding these, please get in touch.

WorldsAway Development Hardware
Machine Name Machine Type Machine Purpose Notes
akasha This seems to have been a staging area for new

client and server builds of the WorldsAway

software.

John Onusko's workstation.
a-tuin The main production server that hosted the dreamscape,

hallway/hotel and pride.

eridu Possibly Chris Parry/laotzu's workstation.
excelsior Not sure if this was for WorldsAway,

or an internal Fujitsu Software Corporation

server.

goblin A pager email gateway.
golf Sun SPARCStation Doug Marshall's workstation. Used for developing the "IVAN" world

management tool. "IVAN" stands for "Interverse Admin Network".

ishtar Sun SPARCcenter 2000 email, home directories, file storage, etc Put into production usage on 30th July 1996.
ivanova Sun SPARCStation 20
kirk A server used by the QA team for testing. Usually used for QA testing, it was also used as a backup machine

if a-tuin was down for more than three hours. This was a red-line

option to be considered in case of catastrophic hardware failure on

a-tuin, not for 'routine' machine lock-ups.

kosh Sun SPARCStation 20 Possibly David Petersons workstation.
loki Replaced by ishtar in July 1996 to perform tasks such

as nameservice, mail transport, backups, network management etc.

morpheus A world building machine that went into production in mid 1997.
mundo
mugwump Possibly David Eves workstation.
snoopy
tao Possibly Norman Morses's workstation.
terra
vishnu A production server that later became a billing server

in mid 1997.

akasha

John Onusko's workstation, named "akasha"

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Configuration

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Purpose

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a-tuin

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Configuration

  • 4 processors and room for further expansion (as of October 1996)

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Purpose

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Kirk

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Configuration

  • 2 processors which was the max capacity of the system (as of October 1996)
  • 32GB RAID configuration

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Purpose

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In January 1997, there were three QA WorldsAway servers in place on Kirk.

  • test - For QA test automation and performance analysis only - port 10060
  • qaone - For QA (QA only) - port 10070
  • qatwo - For development and production scripting - port 10080

Kosh

Configuration

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Purpose

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