The Flash Super Computer

from the good-luck-with-that... dept

Lots of folks are talking this morning about the report that people in San Francisco are going to try to create a flash super computer in a few weeks. The idea is to get a bunch of volunteers to show up with a bunch of computers, and tie them all together to create a temporary super computer that can make it onto the list of the top 500 such computers. Some are skeptical if it can actually be done, but it does do a great job reinforcing just how powerful computers are getting – and just how easy it is to combine them into something even more powerful. In some ways, the most interesting part of this story is how unsurprising it is that a random group of people can meet up together in a single day and build something close to a super computer.

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