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 Grids and entertainment

The technology that is helping to cure cancer and AIDS, explore the universe and predict natural disasters can also be used to educate and entertain.  

Whether its beating the Rubik’s cube, educating through entertainment, animating millions of frames or analyzing some of the world’s oldest games, grid computing is changing the world of entertainment.

Grid computing is also contributing to the creation of new computer games, new ways of creating multimedia and cinema, and new, previously impossible forms of entertainment.

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Entertainment - Cinema

/CineGrid: lend some power to your pixels
A group or researchers are using grid technology to experiment with high-resolution digital content using a 10-foot by 5-foot rear projection stereoscopic screen at four times high-definition resolution.

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Entertainment - Gaming

/Massively multi-player “killer” applications
A new player has entered the game. 

Zoe Roberts introduces edutain@grid, a project using grid technology to create a new breed of computer game.

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Entertainment - Ad-hoc grids

Government to Grid FennoGrid: gridding with the people
What happens if you gather 5000 gamers, with almost 3000 personal computers, and ask them to hook together an ad-hoc grid at a massive gaming festival? FennoGrid finds out.

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Entertainment - Classic games

/Pit your wit against the World Checkers Champion
With the help of Canada’s WestGrid, researchers sorted through 500 billion billion checkers positions to create Chinook, an unbeatable checkers program now available online and semi-shackled.

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