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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Theoretical Differences: Cluster Computing, Distributed Computing, Grid Computing
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-19 11:44:27


On Dec 19, 2007, at 11:33 AM, Amit Kumar Saha wrote:

> This probably is the same as saying that : In Distributed computing,
> the member nodes are *not* dedicated machines solely for executing the
> specific HPC task, where as in a Cluster we have a dedicated set of
> nodes, specifically working on a particular task.

Those are common models, yes. But probably not the only ones (notice
how I used "usually" liberally in my definitions :-) ).

Given the differences between Aurelien's answers and mine, I think the
community really only has general ideas about what exactly those terms
mean.

-- 
Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems