Clic is a collaborative project of partners including software and services firms MandrakeSoft and Bull and a Paris research laboratory.
Released free under the General Public Licence, Clic is designed to allow users to connect together low-cost PCs to handle the kind of complex computational tasks usually tackled by expensive supercomputers.
The initial Clic release has been tested on 20- and 40-dual AMD processor clusters at the LPM2C physics research centre in France. Support for Intel's Itanium 2 processors is scheduled for availability in 2003.
The Clic software is available at http://clic.mandrakesoft.com/index-en.html