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Dai Nippon Printing develops new software for combining PCs.

TOKYO, June 4 Kyodo

Dai Nippon Printing Co. said Tuesday it has developed new software that combines computing functions of idle personal computers (PCs) at work to enable other PCs to perform better.

The new software, AD-Powers, will detect idle PCs when screen savers are activated and then distribute the computing functions of the idle PCs to other machines that are in use.

The software, to be priced at several tens of thousands of yen, will be put on the market by next March, the company said.

Company officials said it took 15 seconds to do a digital image processing job when combining six PCs, whereas it took as long as 84 seconds to do the same job on a single PC.

The new software can be used for both Windows and UNIX operating systems, the company said.
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Date:Jun 10, 2002
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