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GridComputingPlanet: IBM, Butterfly.net Announce Video Game Grid

May 10, 2002, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Shread)

"Butterfly.net and IBM are deploying the first of its kind commercial Grid for the online video gaming market, the companies announced today.

"The project is an important step for Grid computing, extending the technology's acceptance beyond traditional supercomputing customers like life sciences and engineering.

"Butterfly.net, a development studio and infrastructure provider to the online video game market, built the Linux- and Globus-powered Grid over the last two years using IBM e-business infrastructure technology that distributes the processing of video game interaction across a network of server farms..."

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