The OKAPI team is setting up a computational grid in support of our education and public outreach computing needs. Based in the 2224 Piedmont building, the OKAPI grid will initially leverage unused cpu cycles of fifteen G5 iMacs in the MACTiA computing facility. The grid will be configured using Apple’s Xgrid technology (see link below). We will use the OKAPI grid to parallel process cpu-intensive tasks such as video encoding and 3d rendering.
Ultimately, we would like to build an international grid of like-minded educational computing facilities. If you are on the UC Berkeley campus (or connected to us via high performance computer network) and would like to participate by utilizing the OKAPI grid or donating your cpu cycles, please contact Noah Wittman (wittman [at] Berkeley [dot] edu).