Open Cobalt


Open Cobalt is an open source software development environment for creating and deploying collaborative multi-user online applications on multiple operating systems and devices. It was used to create a collaborative online environment where users at all the RENCI engagement centers can easily communicate, collaborate and share resources and applications. Prior to creating this Open Cobalt virtual world, an Open Cobalt-based demonstration was used to showcase the Duke-RENCI engagement center multi-touch wall.

Project team

  • Hong Yi
  • Eric Knisley
  • Warren Ginn


Julian Lombardi, Duke University/Open Cobalt Consortium executive director