Our new high-end AMD Phenom 2 x2 550 has 4GB of memory with an Nvidia GTX 280 OC graphics card of 1GB gddr3 memory. It has 1.4 terabytes of storage in two drives housed in a 3D Aurora chassis. Why so big was my first question? It turns out that all this machine power needs to be cooled down by a Corsair H50 and Tright HR05 cooling system…hence the larger chassis casing to be able to house the fans.
All the 3D content Avatrian creates require the latest high-end graphics equipment to take advantage of new technologies offered by virtual worlds. This machine is able to run our operations in the Blue Mars environment which is more demanding than Second Life. We are also using it to host Avatrian’s OpenSim grid and create additional regions in the space.