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What Is Cluster Computing | Part 3

What Is Cluster Computing | Part 3

The development of customer-built and research clusters proceeded hand in hand with that of both networks and the Unix operating system from the early 1970s, as both TCP/IP and the Xerox PARC project created and formalized protocols for network-based communications.

What Is Cluster Computing | Part 2

What Is Cluster Computing | Part 2

The TOP500 organization’s semiannual list of the 500 fastest computers usually includes many clusters. TOP500 is a collaboration between the University of Mannheim, the University of Tennessee, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

What Is Cluster Computing | Part 1

What Is Cluster Computing | Part 1

A computer cluster is a group of linked computers, working together closely so that in many respects they form a single computer. The components of a cluster are commonly, but not always, connected to each other through fast local area networks