Sunday, April 09, 2006
At the Maker Faire, ACCRC (Alameda County Computer Resource Center) will be building a supercomputer out of discarded e-waste and powering it using their veggie-oil fueled generator.
"The slave node CPUs will be entirely comprised of hardware that is brought for recycling during the event. For the master node, they will be using a dual-processor 1GHz Pentium III server that was previously donated by CNET. It's not yet certain what the minimum hardware spec for usable slave nodes will be, but based on experience so far it is likely that it'll be Pentium II or higher, with 128MB RAM, and the ability to boot from eitherthe network or a CD. "