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Fedora Nightlife Project Harnesses Idle Computer Power

May 29, 2008, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Dively)

"Bryan Che, part of the project management team at Red Hat, started a new project at Fedora this week called Nightlife. Based on the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Condor Project, Nightlife will give people the ability 'to donate idle capacity from their own computers to an open, general-purpose Fedora-run grid for processing socially beneficial work and scientific research that requires access to large amounts of computing power.'

"The Condor Project has been in active development since 1988. Last year, Red Hat signed an agreement that allowed Condor's code to be released under an OSI-approved license so Fedora was able to include it in its own distribution..."

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