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.
British people don't generally pronounce the h in hospital? you'd have to have a pretty thick accent for that to be the case (it's certainly not BBC or standard), and I'd just like to point out the h in herb or that the o in hospital is not an 'aw'