In addition to virtual supercomputer
projects, there are a number of efforts underway in Canada to set up grid computers.
Xgrid makes it easy to turn an ad hoc group of Macs into a virtual supercomputer
by streamlining the process of assembling nodes, submitting jobs, and retrieving results.
NPL linked the center's existing computer nodes using United Devices' Grid MP software platform, collectively harnessing previously unutilized power to create a virtual supercomputer
capable of accelerating and refining their mathematical measurement simulations.
The institute will help companies harness spare computer processing power and tap into a virtual supercomputer
through the internet.
Distributed computing networks turn home users' computers into part of a virtual supercomputer
that can perform time-intensive operations.
Exactly when these high-tech extras will be made readily available is uncertain; however, we do know that automakers, software companies, and cellular telephone manufacturers already have in hand the know-how that could transform the car from simply being a mode of transportation to being a virtual supercomputer