FlashMob Supercomputing Event at University of San Francisco

What has three full-sized basketball courts, six regulation hoops, and 180 gigaflops? The University of San Francisco’s Koret Gym met that description during this past Saturday’s FlashMob I supercomputing demonstration. Sneaker-clad onlookers clutched their gym bags and gawked in amazement as volunteers loaned their 700 personal computers to be linked together for the day, transforming the gym for about 6 hours into a world-class, albeit temporary supercomputer.
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