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Linux Clusters vs. Grids

Apr 11, 2007, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Milberg)

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"When most people think of Linux clusters, they think they are used for load-balancing purposes only. Yet, that's not the only functionality that makes Linux clusters on par with mainframes or high-end, mid-range Unix servers for many jobs. In this tip, I'll examine Linux cluster options and similar server approaches, like grid computing.

"First, let me define the basic cluster, which is a server farm that acts as a front-end and distributes data to backend servers..."

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