A technique called visualization turns one computer into multiple one for rural students in India.
Fort Worth, TX (WiredPRNews.com)—The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will be multiplying 10,000 CPUs by five to help educate students.
According to an October 13, 2008 non-bylined article that appeared on Yahoo.com’s tech page, California-based NComputing is providing the machines. The virtual set up, according to the article, has a system of powerful PCs that drives an application that lets multiple virtual computers run simultaneously. This cost-efficient method has also helped students in Rwanda, Peru, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Uruguay and Haiti, according to the Yahoo.com article.
The NComputing virtual computer system has a stand-alone mouse, keyboard and monitor that are connected to a box that’s linked to a hub PC, according to the article. The virtual system workstations will run Microsoft Windows operating system, according to the article, with a spreadsheet and word processing program.
According to the article, the program is called One Laptop Per Child and it’s the most cost-efficient way to deliver virtual workstations to students in developing nations.
Andhra Pradesh is the fourth-largest state in India, according to Wikipedia, and is located on the east-central section of the subcontinent.