Design, build, and deploy, from retired residential-class PCs,
a public-access multi-node super-computer on the public Internet!
This project is abandoned. Its participants dispersed
for personal reasons. Later, the conditions which had motivated
it also ceased, so it may no longer be justifiable within TFN's
mission. For now (Dec/2015), the project's core endowment remains
in reserve, so it is still possible to resurrect the project.
A 12-node prototype cluster has been built. Clustering
software has been installed. The FGT site is no longer available,
so the development centre was dismantled, packed, and moved into storage
at the TFN office. New space and power have been found.
- Assemble a new project team to pick up where the old team left-off,
or try to rejuvenate the old team.
- Redeploy the development equipment at the TFN office datacentre.
- Complete the power-consumption measurements. Evaluate and
report viability of original idea. Adjust project
plan as necessary.
- Identify and demonstrate cluster uses and suitable
- Identify and contact potential early users, partners, funders.
- Find affordable or donated space for full-scale production
deployment, possibly outside of Toronto.
- Find affordable or donated green power for full-scale production.
- Re-evaluate viability. Adjust cost-study, logistics,
and, where applicable, pricing.
- Assemble a production operations & maintenance team; train them.
- Identify and contact interested media.
- Build production system, run trials with early users.
- Transition to production use and maintenance.
No hours -- project abandoned.
Hours last updated: 05/Dec/2015
To help awaken the sleeping beauty, inform the
TFN office of your interest. Kiss not required!