Cluster Computing – gaining resilience and scalability without the costs

Report Author(s): Philip Howard


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In this paper we will describe the nuances of clusterbased technologies and the challenges in making clusters easier and simpler to work with (more like an SMP-based approach). Finally, we will conclude by considering how Waratek, a newcomer to the market, has succeeded in delivering a solution that delivers the performance and reliability of SMP, that leverages clusters of low-cost x86 server hardware, but without the administration, management and other challenges that are traditionally associated with cluster computing.

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