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

Peter Pacheco
Department of Computer Science
University of San Francisco”