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What do you get when you mix flashmobbing, beowulf computing, grid style cpu power, a top 500 computer and San Fran?
A Flash Mob supercomputer is hundreds or even thousands of computersBoth technical and socially a very interesting experiment. Too bad one needs 100Mb access to the LAN, if WAN would be an option, i definitely would donate some cycles;I do believe in distributed computing/data.
I got some "blazing fast" (in my book) new hardware from dear friend basl and currently I am installing a real OS on it. I did suse in the past, slackware, redhat, mandrake. But I never did it the pure way; GNU/Debian. So a new convert is born, I am installing bruce's baby right now. Not as easy as new "commercial" distros but a lot easier than slackware 9 years ago. So all I have to do is give the machine a proper name.
When it comes to naming a machine, I get picky.
The first PC I got was called "ed" (eddie for friends), hence the pentium that came later was called "petje". A laptop that was a rental, "sletje".
Than a range of new systems came; krijgertje, zalm, snip, duckman, elvis, luca and kjell. Maybe more but these I can remember. Now this system will be my next hosting site for willy. Lots of diskspace and memory, so it will do for the next couple of years. I only have one problem, bas already named it "havenmeester".And I dont like that name. Yet, he demanded it to be "havenmeester" (what kind of name is that?)
So I thought, what about "tug". Does have a "tux" ring to it and has a relation to "havenmeester". What do you think?
Grid computing vs P2P, corba and others...