ZDNet UK: Clusters’ First Stand

“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becoming outdated, and fast…”