Gibson MKIII build, feature-services request and donation drive

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Well it's been two years now since I deployed Gibson MKII, I though it was about time to give him a dust off and an update.
The whitelist is wide-open again so we will probably have more players joining in shortly

The new specs I have planned for Gibson MKIII are:
Intel Xeon Quad core processor
16GB RAM
The power usage will go up by approx 50W per day, which still cuts it into the green and solar powered zone.

This will run Minecraft like a BOSS, I already have some features in mind that I'll list below.

Quad core processor will allow much faster loading of the minecraft world, and more RAM mean being able to tolerate more players and generally better performance


If you'd like to contribute to the funding of this project and get it happening sooner rather than later, you can give funds at:
gibson.homelinux.com/...

The Gibson MKII build two years ago was covered almost completely by donations. It was awesome!
Gibson MKII build log:
pc.mmgn.com/...

More resources means more services! What else would you like to see offered by Gibson?
I'll add considerations to the list below:

 •  Multiple Minecraft Worlds

 •  Regularly updated maps with big zoom (Cartography-on-the-fly)

 •  A better website for the maps and other Gibson utilities

 •  Adventure/puzzle maps!

 • 
Very cool! I'll chip in when I find the urge to get back into Minecraft.
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Ill definitely chip in :) next payday,Will we need a new map with the new server? I'd love to get those adventure maps going, exciting stuff!
What processor does mk2 have?
Awesome!

16GB of RAM. [MOG] How many players would you need to use all that up?

stublu said: What processor does mk2 have?


An Atom D525

SevenII said: Awesome!
16GB of RAM. How many players would you need to use all that up?


over 100 by my calculations!

downsinner said: Ill definitely chip in next payday,Will we need a new map with the new server? I'd love to get those adventure maps going, exciting stuff!


We won't need a new map, no. I'm also keen to get the adventure maps working.

I also want to host a mini-site where you can see all the information in one place. From these, site, you'll be able to access the maps, see who's playing, view pictures of the world and details about the adventure maps.

You can upload your own pictures and also request support tickets directly to me. So if there's a problem, my phone will beep at me and I'll be able to fix it ASAP
Hells yeah! Donated as I will probably use the mighty Gibsonius again one day :)
Very generous thanks babe :)

Thanks Silence, too
No problemo, Dollface ;)
What do people think about an "open" day or week, where people can have a look without being on the whitelist?
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What about a creation/edit white list?
Something where anyone can join the server but only people in the white list can actually do anything other than look around?

Doles said:

stublu said: What processor does mk2 have?


An Atom D525


An atom to a quad core Xeon, nice.

Doyl said: What about a creation/edit white list?
Something where anyone can join the server but only people in the white list can actually do anything other than look around?



that's a good idea. then they can't wreck our shit :P

Doles said:

Doyl said: What about a creation/edit white list?
Something where anyone can join the server but only people in the white list can actually do anything other than look around?


that's a good idea. then they can't wreck our shit


As long as we can dig a pit and push non white-listed people in.
Awesome, I'll definitely donate within the next few days.

Doles said:I also want to host a mini-site where you can see all the information in one place. From these, site, you'll be able to access the maps, see who's playing, view pictures of the world and details about the adventure maps.
You can upload your own pictures and also request support tickets directly to me. So if there's a problem, my phone will beep at me and I'll be able to fix it ASAP



Absolutely love this idea.
Tekkit anyone? Could have a separate world running that with the new specs.

Can anyone think of other services that Gibson could offer? The community is putting in real money for this so I want to make sure I give back.

Any ideas within reason, I'll try to make it happen
I'll consider non-minecraft services too :P
Pact
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Doles said: I'll consider non-minecraft services too



Oh you! Flirty slap
definitely host a dayz server [MOG]

Harry said: definitely host a dayz server



be happy to. they are apparently working on a Linux server

Doles said:

Harry said: definitely host a dayz server


be happy to. they are apparently working on a Linux server


I'm downgrading the build a little to an i5 with 8GB RAM which I already have. Just because of budget and power consumption restraints.
I was going to get more solar panels on my house, but not going to now.

The i5 offers almost the the same processing power (10% less) than the Xeon, with a 35% reduction on power usage.

I will buy more RAM later to bump it up to 16GB :)
 
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