UPDATED March 9, 2017
Does the server in “Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale” look familiar? It should — it’s inspired by and modeled after one of the world’s fastest and most secure enterprise servers — the IBM z13 mainframe from IBM z Systems.
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UPDATED March 26, 2016:
Game or reality? Players live to tell in IBM’s VRMMO Sword Art Online Project
IBM brings real life VRMMO to “Sword Art Online: The Beginning”
Original published March 21, 2016
The VRMMO sponsored by IBM, replaced the NerveGear helmets with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. The event showcases IBM’s SoftLayer cloud technology with the high performing, cognitive computing big data power of Watson to take the video gaming industry into completely new worlds of game play. After a 3D body scan, gamers are transformed into avatars of themselves that live inside the game. No controllers are required as players use their body to make moves.
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