March 30, 2004

Flash Mob Supercomputer

Anonymous Reader writes "Flash mob to attempt supercomputing feat:

An attempt to transform a motley collection of laptops into the first ad-hoc supercomputer is about to go ahead, thanks to software written at the University of San Francisco.

On Saturday 3 April, over 1000 laptop owners will converge on the university gym in an attempt to build a "flash mob" supercomputer. The project's organisers hope that FlashMob will run fast enough to beat supercomputers in the list of the world's top 500 supercomputers.

Full story on:

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns999 94826

The people at:
http://www.flashmobcomputing.org/ - are organizing the event - They're using Knoppix!"

Link: newscientist.com

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