Melomics109

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Melomics109
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Melomics109 computer cluster
Active Operational November 2013
Location Universidad de Málaga
Architecture 960 AMD processors, Debian GNU/Linux operating system
Operating system Debian GNU/Linux
Memory 3840 GB
Storage 320 TB
Purpose Composition of music

Melomics109 is a computer cluster (three cabinets with customized front panels) located at Universidad de Málaga. It is part of the Spanish Supercomputing Network, and has been designed to increase the computational power provided by Iamus.[1][2] Powered by Melomics' technology, the composing module of Melomics109 is able to create and synthesize music in a variety of musical styles. This music has been made freely accessible to everyone.[3][4]

0music is the first album composed and interpreted by Melomics109, launched on July 21 under the name of "0music". [5] Melomics aims at freely distributing Melomics109's production, in all formats, and this album is the first one being released in audio (MP3) and editable format (MIDI), under CC0 (public domain) licensing. The rest of Melomics109's production can be browsed, listened to, and downloaded for free at Melomics' "repository". 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ball, Philip (8 August 2014). "Artificial music: The computers that create melodies". BBC Future. 
  2. ^ "Die Mozart-Maschine". Die Tageszeitung (taz). 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "La revolución musical de una máquina". El Pais. 8 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Francisco J. Vico and the First Computer-Musicians". IDG Connect. 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Presentación de 0music". University of Malaga press. 19 July 2014.