Computers in Parallel

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Mar 19 16:06:38 1999

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Jason Willgruber wrote:

> You know, not to sound mean, but that sounds like a discouragement to me. I
> am aware of the fact that it will not be the _fastest_ system around, but it
> would be interesting to do. Also, considering that when you have 10 odd
> computers, that may not be the fastest around, and can only be used one at a
> time, why not have them work together? The last thing I thought I'd see on
> the list was someone discouraging someone to try something.

I think John missed the point, and didn't really intend for you to be

So to offset John's remarks, I ENCOURAGE you to join the VCF massively
parallel C64 project (well, its grown beyond just C64's now but the
concept is the same: hook vintage computers together to create a massively
parallel vintage computer cluster).

To join the discussion list, send a subscribe request to

subscribe vcf-c64 <your name>

Its been dead far a while because we're all waiting on that damn German
Hans to hurry up and finish the design document :) But we should start
rolling on it in a short while. You'll learn a lot from the project, and
you can work in parallel on your own basement cluster using the knowledge
you absorb from working with the VCF group.

Sellam Alternate e-mail:
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