Online gaming with a million close friends Summary: IBM in partnership with Butterfly.net shows ZDNet's Patrick Houston how grid computing could support up to 1 million online gamers simultaneously. March 10, 2003 -- 21:17 GMT (13:17 PST) Loading... Please wait. Topics: IBM, Hardware Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.