FlashMob I proves points but misses goal

Posted by dave on Apr 6, 2004 7:14 AM EDT
NewsForge; By Chris Preimesberger
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FlashMob I took place on a typically foggy April Saturday at the University of San Francisco's Koret Center gym. Exactly 700 computers of various shapes and sizes -- donated by individuals and several organizations -- were gathered in the auditorium and interconnected via a homegrown local area network to in effect try to become one of the world's 500 most powerful supercomputers. Surprisingly, it wasn't the huge tangle of wires many people thought it would be; all the networking hardware was kept well under control by all the event "hub captains."

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