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 Your Friendly Neighborhood Supercomputer

Linux Planet tells us about Gateway's new supercomputer.

"Having 8,000 computers sitting around doing nothing is a lot of overhead, both fiscally and computationally. All of these machines are top-of-the line (all the better for demos) and networked together into a company-wide WAN. But other than putting out heat, what could be done with these idle PCs? The answer was both simple in concept and form: use the idling processors of these machines to form a massive grid computational system that could be put to work solving highly complex problems on a per-job basis."

 (Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 20, 2002 )


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