IBM's Computing Power Grid

from the not-ready-for-prime-time dept

IBM believes that CPU cycles are like energy and should be used like power is today. That’s why they are building a CPU powerplant to get ready for the future. I like the idea of renting CPU cycles, and having a big farm of clustered servers is cool, but how does my computer marshall commands to a remote computer? Is anyone working on this? SETI@home is NOT a good example of this since it is only usefull for non interactive/dependent processes that can be split into chunks. This doesn’t speed up Quake at all.

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