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RE: [SLUG] Re: Clubhouse ?
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Re: Clubhouse ?
- From: grant@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu Aug 24 10:15:00 2000
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Rennie [mailto:jwrennie@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, 24 August 2000 11:04
> To: Jamie Honan
> Cc: jdub@xxxxxxxxx; ken@xxxxxxxxxx; slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Clubhouse ?
> > Another thought : a dual use room. By day it is an ordinary lab,
> > by night : the SLUGhaus. Trade off - computers donated and cared
> > for by SLUG, real estate owned by grateful users.
> Perhaps a public library ?
what about a uni Lab ?
1 create a beowulf farm from 386's and use it for Uni projects or hire it as
test lab. Or if it gets large hire the processing power ;-)
2 Create a Slug "Porting Centre". Provide expertise for Companies to prove
their applications on linux :-). IBM et al have been doing this for years
with Unix. Call it "Linux Ready" ;-)
3 Contact the University Union. In Newcastle UNI they had free/subsidised
computing facilities if you were a member of the union (rather than waiting
for a lab to be free). By day people can surf the web etc and by night the
SLUGS arrive. If the machines are provided "FREE" they will need a room to
house them ;-).
4 Contact the Comp Sci dep and see if they would be interested in a Computer
Cluster. Very good for those Parallel computing subjects....... In return we
can use the room after hours....
All these things could be done for subsidised/free rent
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