Supercomputer FlashMob


Wenn das mal nicht genial ist. Ein Supercomputer Flashmob. Alle bringen ihr Notebook mit und per Myrinet bauen die sich nen Supercomputer… 😉 ich bin begeistert. Schade das sowas nich an meiner Uni passiert (und jemals passieren wird).



“The University of San Francisco is sponsoring the first FlashMob Supercomputer on



– Saturday, April 3, from 8 am to 6 pm,


in the


– Koret Center of the University of San Francisco.


We’re planning to network 1200-1400 laptops with Myrinet and Foundry Switches. We’ll be running High-Performance Linpack, and we’re hoping to achieve 600 GFLOPS, which is faster than some of the Top500 fastest supercomputers.


We need volunteers to


– Bring their laptops: Pentium III or IV or AMD, minimum requirements 1.3 GHz with 256 MBytes of RAM
– Be table captains: help people set up laptops before running the benchmark
– Speak on subjects related to high-performance computing


For further information, please visit our website


http://flashmobcomputing.org


Peter Pacheco
Department of Computer Science
University of San Francisco”


Quelle: http://joi.ito.com/archives/2004/03/16/first_supercomputer_flashmob.html

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