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More Linux fun with Microsoft’s Xbox: building a Linux cluster

Jan 30, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

Adam Cecchetti was walking back from class, thinking to himself that he hadn't done much in the way of parallel computing lately. So he decided it would be an interesting idea to test the usefulness of the Xbox platform as a cluster node, as the Xbox Linux project suggests. At the same time, he had heard that a lot of individuals were using the Xbox as a Linux desktop to check email and browse the web,… etc., etc.. So, he wrote a grant proposal to Saint Vincent College asking for funds to build a Linux cluster out of Xboxes, and was issued enough funds to purchase 3 units and accompanying hardware for the project . . .

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[The above text is adapted from Cecchetti's Xbox Linux cluster project webpage.]

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