By Richard Burnett
Orlando Sentinel, March 28, 2013
High-technology giant Intel Corp. is bringing its Silicon Valley heft to a partnership with the Army's Orlando simulation-research lab to create computerized war games capable of handling hundreds of participants at once, company and military officials said this week.
The goal of the project — the first deal of its kind for Intel in Central Florida — is to create a computing network powerful enough to deliver interactive training simulations to large groups of players around the world, from infantry troops and senior commanders to combat ships and fighter-jet squadrons.
Using Web-based software applications, commonly known as "cloud computing," the new system would eclipse not only the military's current remote-training systems but also commercial "massive multi-player" websites such as Second Life, an online "virtual world."