One of the ways that CSC was able to support the large number of people in- world on the first day of its 50th anniversary was to replicate the islands. Everyone was still able to have the same experience no matter which island avatars arrived at. A load balancer created to send landmarks to avatars inviting them to one of the islands. The island determined was based on both the number of agents present, and parameters indicating to potential for lag.
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