Wirehead Update

From: Captain Napalm <spc_at_armigeron.com>
Date: Thu Apr 9 15:00:30 1998

It was thus said that the Great Zane H. Healy once stated:
> >The other thing I need to do is find uses for the pile of 386 and 486
> >boxes in my garage. It's 6 feet wide and 4 feet tall, neatly stacked.

  Well, you could install Linux/Beowulf on them and get supercomputer
performance, then rent space on them. Beowulf is clustering software for
Linux developed at NASA and freely available. It's been used in several
other labs with great results (from what I hear).

  Check out http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/beowulf/ for more information.

> Of course the smartalick answer that came to mind was to turn them on end,
> get some cement, and build a shed useing them instead of bricks :^)

  Of course there's always that.

  -spc (Or set up a massively parallel web server and rent space out on it)
Received on Thu Apr 09 1998 - 15:00:30 BST

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