ZDNet UK: Clusters' First Stand
Nov 08, 2004, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
"It's easy to spot trends in IT--if Dell and HP are doing it,
it's a trend. The announcement that both companies are shipping new
clustering servers is significant, even without the additional news
that other players in the area are getting significant amounts of
investment. Clustering--the use of multiple computers and storage
devices to create what seems to be a single system--is coming out
of the engineering lab and into the enterprise. You no longer need
a lab coat to use it.
"This is significant for many reasons. It is another piece of
hard evidence that the future of computing is distributed--the core
model of one processor running a discrete set of applications is
becoming outdated, and fast..."