Reuters: Sony Unit to Support Butterfly.Net Gaming Grid
Feb 28, 2003, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
"Sony Corp.'s video game arm will provide game developers with
the technology they need to access a giant online gaming computing
network run by private start-up Butterfly.net Inc., the companies
said on Thursday.
"Butterfly.net, based in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, announced
last year that it had signed a deal for International Business
Machines Corp. to build a computer network that uses software to
shift computing resources as needed, allowing it to support a
million players or more...
"The computing network, or grid, is built with computer servers
from Armonk, New York-based IBM. The servers run IBM's integration
and database software and are located in two IBM data centers. They
also run the Linux operating system, which is an open source system
that is free to be copied and modified..."