updated 03:55 pm EDT, Mon May 2, 2005
Gov buys Tiger cluster
The Australian government will be one of the first government organizations to run Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the The Australian Department of Defense has , for use in the Defence Science and Technology Organization, which found the research with its previous cluster to be "a lot more fruitful than originally expected. Signed last month, the new Tiger cluster was bought as an "upgrade to a system bought 18 months ago for chess simulation, the game of chess being used as a metaphor for war-gaming. Games are played with all kinds of variations included, different strengths, the ability to have an extra move and hidden pieces that opponents can't see. The players are software agents, not real people. The aim of the program is to explore the strengths and weaknesses of military command and control."