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Blade Server

A cut down server not specially designed for the task, but instead using standard PC architecture, as the economics of the blade design are obvious. It's standardised equipment, using PC components with all the economies of scale that implies, and with all of the user-friendly bells and whistles of a PC stripped out to lower the price. Cycle for cycle, you get two to five times as much processing power out of each than you would a standard PC. Yet the uniformity of design allows you freedom from getting locked into a particular vendor or having to teach your programmers a totally foreign environment.

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How to create a Non Blocking Server
Looks at the winsock creation of a server which can support many hundreds, or thousands of players simultaneously. Includes full code.

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Mazan: Flash of the Blade
An early commercial electromagnetic tracker system that surfaced in of all places, the arcade machines of 2002.

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MUD Pies: Part 2
Part two of this series takes you through everything you need, to turn your initial code into a functional chat server ? the bare-bones basics for any world.

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MUD Pies: Part 1 - Let's make a MUD server
If you've ever contemplated making your own MUD, but never knew where to start, this article is for you. Designed around making a MUD (or MUSH, or MOO, or whatever you like) using the Windows operating system, it employs a clear, easy to follow approach, and copious source code.

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Player wins court battle to restore property
This article made the news in December 2003, when a long time player of a certain virtual world, successfully sued for financial compensation when his items were deleted by the server. It set a worrying precident for many.

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Using Thin Clients for Medical Data
A thin client is any computer system basically, that uses an application for whom all processing occurs on a central server, with just the results shipped back to the client for display. This paradigm is ideal for medical data, so why is it only now being considered?

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Virtual Property Theft ? Physical Murder
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Industry news, from 01-04-2005. Hands up who saw this one coming? That?s right, you can all put your hands down now. Virtual property, existing only in a database server, has long been a hot topic in virtual reality, as to who actually owns it. Now, this case has reached a new level, with the murder of a man accused of stealing a virtual sword.

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Response to Podcast The Paradox of Choice
At the time of writing this, the article 'Podcast The Paradox of Choice' has been on the server for less than a day. It contains a TED podcast and a partial transcription of same. The podcast is essentially a twenty minute long, semi lucid, raving rant by philosopher Barry Schwartz, regarding his book, and the meaning of paradox of choice.


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AMD is in the process of designing a server chip with up to 16-cores. Code named Interlagos, the server chip will contain between 12 and 16 cores and will be available in 2011.

Pat Patia, VP of AMD's server platform unit sta...

Sony Online has taken firm control of besiieged MMO Matrix Online, and it is taking action to curb the downwards spiral of this little-loved world. Currently spread across nine world-servers, Sony is axing six of these machines from 2nd of ...

Sony entertainment, makers of PlanetSide, have issued the following statement, in response to the claim by another firm that 160 simultaneous players on a server was a world record:

Last week, it was reported that another co...

(Press Release) Sony Online Entertainment Inc. a world-wide leader in massively multiplayer onlines, today announced a new launch title for the PSP handheld entertainment system. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade. Developed and publi...

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius, who runs on artificial legs made of carbon fiber, definitely sprints differently than intact-legged elite runners, according to newly released research. While he appears to have no clear advantage over runner...