Trailing-edge compute farm seeks gainful employment

From: Mike Ford <>
Date: Mon Dec 31 05:50:17 2001

At 11:21 PM 12/30/01 +0000, you wrote:
> Supposing one has a farm of older, relatively slower machines (Sun-2's,
>Sun-3's, early SPARCs, 386es, very small VAXen, 68k-based Macs, etc.)
>running various Unixes (mostly NetBSD), networked together and connected
>to the Net. What does one do with it?
> I've been trying to think of some interesting, moderately useful
>distributed-computing project that they could sit and crank away at

I say run the software that was meant to run on each era of machine, and
forget the distributed projects since most of the old iron is way too slow.
Received on Mon Dec 31 2001 - 05:50:17 GMT

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