"Cluster" is so yesterday: try "flock". Literally

So this is what they’re getting up to at my alma mater, as reported in Linuxdevices: “Researchers at the University of Essex are using Linux and tiny embedded computer modules to build fleets of unmanned aircraft that fly in flocking formations like birds, while performing parallel, distributed computing tasks using Bluetooth-connected Linux clustering software.” Check out the project website for pictures, video, etc. And where are they going to present their first conference paper? Why, at the IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium…. [groan]

(Via Boing Boing.)

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