'Intel Releasing Code for Putting 1000s of Avatars on a Single OpenSim Region This Month (With Cloud Deployment Too)' -
http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2011/06/intel-opensim-1000s-of-avatars.html - :)
Here's a possibility for making a virtual Harbin Hot Springs.
(My first one was stolen :( ).
I hope this potential virtual Harbin Hot Springs in OpenSim will also be, concurrently, a first classroom for World University and School.
"The Making of Virtual Harbin Hot Springs as Ethnographic Field Site in Second Life & Open Simulator" - by Scott MacLeod in April 2009
(Also accessible here: http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm ).
... to come :)
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/06/mount-kenya-national-parknatural-forest.html - June 21, 2011)