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Breakthrough in Internet video games with IBM Linux-based Grid

May 24, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

IBM and, a technology provider to the video game industry, have introduced the first-ever computing Grid — dubbed the “Butterfly Grid” — to support the online video gaming market. Created with rack-mounted IBM eServer xSeries servers, this Grid could enable video game providers to offer gamers the same experience over the Internet as they get now from their XBox, PlayStation or GameCube.

The Butterfly Grid is powered by rack-mounted Linux-based IBM xSeries systems hosted by IBM and running on internal fiber-optic networks for optimal use of computing and communications resources. The grid design offers the potential to support over one million simultaneous players from each facility in a 24/7 environment with automatic fail over capability.

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