Bay Area University to Build World's First FlashMob Supercomputer

Posted by dave on Mar 25, 2004 11:40 AM EDT
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A FlashMob Supercomputer is created by connecting a virtually infinite number of computers via a high-speed LAN, to work together as a single supercomputer. A FlashMob computer, unlike an ordinary cluster, is temporary and organized ad hoc for the purpose of working on a single problem. It uses volunteers and ordinary laptop PC's, and is designed to allow anyone to create a supercomputer in a matter of hours.

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