The price of “legacy” systems is dropping at a fast rate. Quad PIII servers can be purchased on Ebay for less than $800. Stacks of old SGI systems (Indy and Indigo) systems are being sold for rock bottom prices. But until one single unified API is created to unite all these systems into one single cluster for use by the common computer user, they will remain useless to most people. This is where HPVM comes in. HPVM exists to bring the cluster concept out of the Universities and research facilities and make them useful for everything from video editing, to database servers.