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Flashmob Computing - attempting to create an instant supercomputer.
posted by mr_crash_davis (9 comments total)

 
instant supercomputer = biggest LAN party in SF EVER
posted by lotsofno at 5:03 PM on April 3, 2004


Bah. Supercomputers are so 1999. I'd like to see a flash mob with one of these.
posted by fatbobsmith at 7:05 PM on April 3, 2004


slow day.
posted by Keyser Soze at 9:13 PM on April 3, 2004


I used to work for Convex Supercomputer. When things became obsolete, they were often trashed. I am a collector of all things weird and unusual (hence my friendship with some of you loons), and two of the things I acquired (with permission) were giant supercomputer motherboards with the vast array of processors and memory still soldered on. I was originally going to use them in a giant sculpture thing I had planned, but never found space to create. So, because I'm a packrat, they've moved around with me, because I swear some day I'll find something cool to do with them. If only I were in SanFran this weekend...and we had some way to keep the things chilled enough to operate. ;)
posted by dejah420 at 11:07 PM on April 3, 2004


because I'm a packrat, they've moved around with me

I read that as packet and thought you were making some incomprehensible networking joke.
posted by cortex at 9:58 AM on April 4, 2004


This is such a cool idea, it will shortly be made illegal.

You'll see.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 3:57 PM on April 4, 2004


I read that as packet and thought you were making some incomprehensible networking joke.

Na...I only wish I were that much of a geek. ;)
posted by dejah420 at 8:01 PM on April 4, 2004


Hmm, 700 geeks together in one room? Is that a good idea?

Looks like fun, though.
posted by dg at 9:04 PM on April 4, 2004


Well, it wasn't as cool as planned.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:20 PM on April 5, 2004


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