The Electronic InfoMall — HPCN enabling industry and commerce
We describe our InfoMall technology transfer program — a partnership of over sixty commercial, academic and federal organisations working together on HPCN technology development as well as HPCN-enabled business activities. We discuss a selection of some of the project activities being undertaken by InfoMall members and focus on an “Electronic InfoMall” activity in collaboration with the US Air Force to exploit high performance computing (HPC) systems and software shared between collaborating members of a virtual organisation. This system is built around the World Wide Web — a protocol developed in Europe for the exchange of multimedia hypertext. We have demonstrated how HPC systems can be linked together using this mechanism, to provide networked services such as Video on Demand and Simulation on Demand. More information on InfoMall is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.infomall.org/.
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