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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Theoretical Differences: Cluster Computing, Distributed Computing, Grid Computing
From: Amit Kumar Saha (amitsaha.in_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-19 11:48:01

On 12/19/07, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I shall accept that, since time and again I have thought about
this terms- I have always had to end up getting confused, searching
for the _exact_, clear-cut difference.

Thanks again!

Amit Kumar Saha
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