[Beowulf] What's the category of Beowulf among Clusters?

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Sat Dec 20 00:44:16 EST 2008


>> "grid" is a marketing term for "loosely coupled distributed clustering";
>> it was a trendy word 10 years ago, but has fallen into disuse because
>> it's so generic (and not all that widely applicable).
>
> I always thought the idea was to charge for computing as a service (just
> like the electrical utility). Actually, many firms are doing this now.
> Amazon, for example.

the Cloud is the new Grid ;)

I don't think Grid did much to make money, though there was a lot of talk
about how Grid would bring utility computing - as easy as plugging into a
wall socket.
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