Cheap IKEA Furniture Makes One Hell of a Linux Cluster

My IKEA experiences have been pretty hit or miss, but maybe that's just because I wasn't building Linux rendering clusters out of the POÄNG chairs. Because one modder took a $40 IKEA Helmer set of drawers and shoved in 6 Intel Quad Core processors. His end product featured 24 2.4 Ghz cores and 48GB of RAM. Where an… » 5/30/08 3:50pm 5/30/08 3:50pm

Boeing to Design New DARPA's Networked Swarm Spacecrafts

Start buying Cold War nuclear shelters and piling up the canned food, because Boeing Advanced Systems has started System F6, "DARPA's Future, Fast, Flexible, Fractionated, Free-Flying Spacecraft United by Information Exchange space technology program." In other words: multiple, networked specialized spacecraft swarms… » 3/04/08 12:45pm 3/04/08 12:45pm