Building a supercomputer with Chaos

Hannah talked about supercomputers in her presentation on tuesday.
Here’s a new way to build a supercomputer very easily.
Chaos is a 6MB distribution of Linux that can be booted up from a network or a CD on any computer independently of its hard disk content. The computer can then join a cluster to do some number crunching. Chaos is currently mainly used by it’s creators to do password cracking, but it could be used for other supercomputer traditional tasks. The great thing about Chaos is that you can use any computer running any OS and easily make it part of your cluster without having to re-format the disk, install software, etc…
It could be a great technology for re-using obsolete PCs to build supercomputers.
Here’s the Wired article

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