June 10, 2004, USA
Invisionix Systems (http://www.invisionix.org) announced today the pre-alpha release (version 0.2) of its flagship product, the Invisionix Roaming System - Remote (IRSR), an Internet based metasystem with the potential to radically change the landscape of the computer processing and digital communications arenas in existence today. This Open Source system is the most unique mobile computer software system of its kind and promises to provide a formidable challenge to some of the traditional computing platforms.
The IRSR essentially allows its audience to use any Internet enabled device in order to access the full functionality of a virtual supercomputer, with practically unlimited processing and storage capacities, and at an embarrassingly low price. The IRSR through its built-in ability to utilize the many existing computer system architectures readily available on the Internet today, provides ultra high performance via its inherent use of the Internets many computational resources. The concept is relevant to both loosely coupled systems based software applications and tightly coupled processor based applications.
Yep, me too.
As a matter of fact, we already have "something that will so radically change the landscape of the computer processing and digital communications systems in existance today".
It's called:......the Internet!
And guess what, It's free.
I worry when I see so called "open source" software wrapped inside what is obviously a very "professional" marketing effort. I have no idea what it does either!
Anyway this is copied from their sourceforge page, which brings it down to earth a bit...
"'Invisionix Systems' portable Instant Messenger (IRSIM) uses PHP and mySQL. This Open Source program interacts with ICQ, MSN, AIM, Yahoo and Jabber IMs. It features database message buffers, login, a contact list, and message input/output windows."
...so its another messenger product then!
There are hundreds of groupware and CMS packages that already do this.
Mmm ... Anyone up for creating a Moodle module so we can interactively play "Buzzword Bingo"?
Their features page at http://www.invisionix.org/features.html seems to indicate two products, one clearly indicates a PHP Instant Messenger (IRSIM), and the other product offers the world of supercomputers at your fingertips (IRSR) .
Strange and spectacular visions, seemingly out of this world, but no mention of 'magic mushrooms' here. A demo site would have brought these apparent lofty visions down to planet Earth..... perhaps.
The supercomputer beta is available for download at their site. I'm thinking it might be a open source venture into p2p. Something like Kazaa, but for sharing computing power instead of swapping files, kind of a reversed SETI. Some group somewhere recently built a super computer by linking a bunch of pcs. It was done at a fraction of the price of a conventional one if I remember correctly. Maybe they just figured out how to use the internet for those links (you see, I Did Know About The Internet
How fast can a supercomputer crunch a Moodle page, process, query, exchange etc?? Just wondering?