alphaWorks OptimalGrid Overview has middleware code to operate Quake II as
an MMOG, the latest fruits of efforts at IBM to facilitate games, in
this case Quake II, on a grid of servers (story). Here's what
they sent along about this:
OptimalGrid is a self-contained middleware designed for developers to create grid-enabled parallel applications without themselves becoming experts in grid or high-performance computing (article). The Linux compatible middleware now includes automatic distribution and provisioning on to Grid nodes. See how the first release of Quake II was made massively multi-player by running on a Grid. Get modified Quake II from Sourceforge to run with OptimalGrid and let the massive Grid games begin.