Supercomputing platform built for gaming
May 13, 2002 | Source: NewScientist
The “Butterfly Grid,” a distributed supercomputer games network, could allow more than a million people to play graphics-rich games together via the internet.
The project borrows scientific supercomputer “grid” techniques developed to seamlessly connect scientific computers for research, sharing power and storage via the Internet.
West Virginia-based Butterfly has developed the software that will allow game developers to enable any game to plug into the network anywhere.