IBM's ultradense blade servers will be the backbone of a Linux-based grid that will enable millions of users and developers to access Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 2 games on the Internet.
The Butterfly Grid for PlayStation 2 - created by IBM, Sony and Butterfly.net Inc., a pioneer in grid computing based in Martinsburg, W.V. - will be announced next week at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.
The grid, which will be hosted by IBM at centers in Los Angeles and Springfield, Va., has been two years in the making, said Scott Penberthy, vice president of business development at IBM Global Services.
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