[K12OSN] diskless client labs are supercomputers
accessys at smart.net
Sat Nov 15 18:14:36 UTC 2008
nice ad, who pays for it.....
PC on that commercial shows the problem, piles and piles of money for
marketing.... Linux is free, no piles and piles of money for
Good news/bad news
On Fri, 14 Nov 2008, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> I was envisioning a rework of the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ad.
> "Hello. I'm A Mac"
> "<crackle><tinny voice> I'm a PC"
> room fills with little kids...
> <chorus> "Hello! We're a Linux thin client super computing cluster!"
> - mac just open his mouth and closes it with out saying anything
> - PC stammers and falls over.
> mob of kid/TCs move around the room seemingly randomly but periodically,
> they form letters to spell L I N U X
> Actually, it should be possible to load in distributed tools like seti
> at home and world community grid onto the client image so they can chug
> useful stuff during lull times.
> On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 10:25 -0800, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> > Schools which use diskless clients can utilize distcc
> > http://code.google.com/p/distcc/
> > to turn their school or lab into a supercomputer for C or C++ compilation
> > purposes. What a neat project that would be to implement. Imagine
> > compiling the Linux kernel in under 1 minute. Imagine a senior high
> > school programming class having access to a compiler farm.
> > --
> > Robert Arkiletian
> > Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
> > Fl_TeacherTool http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/Fl_TeacherTool/
> > C++ GUI tutorial http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/
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