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For Immediate Release: 01/06/99
Cool Screen Products (http://www.coolscreen.com/) is a
new company founded to sell silk screened items promoting GNU/Linux
and Free/Open Software. The purpose of the company is to raise
funds to build a Beowulf class clustered supercomputer for the
research and development of non-scientific cluster applications,
such as game engines and 3D rendering engines.
Cool Screen also reserves one dollar from the sale of each item
for dispersal to Non-Profit organizations in the Free/Open Software
community. Although the web site is still under development, Cool
Screen is actively taking orders at this time.
Cool Screen Products already has an email gateway programmed by
Zanshin ( http://www.planetquake.com/gldojo/)
which will allow Quake/Quake2 level designers to email their maps
to the cluster to be compiled. This application will be the first
application loaded on the Cool Screen “Rat Pack” Beowulf cluster.
Our next application will be a similar email gateway that will
allow artists to email 3D scenes to the cluster for rendering.
Cool Screen will be actively working to develop a “Resource
Allocation Daemon” (RAD) to control cluster resources. Cool Screen
feels that the RAD will be the most important project that we will
undertake in the immediate future.
email: [email protected]