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NCSA's Free iPhone Game for Your Favorite HPC Geek

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NCSA has created an iPhone/iPad game! Flops Fever was created by University of Illinois students Ari Morgan and Harry Hsiao and can be downloaded free from the Apple app store! An Android version of the game will be coming soon. Scientists and engineers keep supercomputers very busy simulating severe storms, galaxies, molecules, and more. Scheduling those jobs is like putting together a complex puzzle. To play the game, place the different types and sizes of science and engineering jobs on the available nodes of the supercomputer. If you’re too slow, jobs will pile up in your queue and your supercomputer will be idle! Flops failure!

Can you juggle jobs and keep the flops count climbing, or will your queue explode? Download the game for iPhone.

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