Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Prof aims to rebuild Google with stuff In desk drawer

Prof aims to rebuild #Google with stuff In desk drawer: Dave Andersen looked into a desk drawer filled with tiny computers. Each was no bigger than a hardback novel, and their chips ran no faster than 600 MHz. Built by a little-known company called Soekris Engineering, they were meant to be wireless access points or network firewalls, and that's how Andersen -- a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon -- used them in a previous research project. But that project was over, and he thought: "They've got to be good for something else."