Understanding Cluster Computers

computer clusters

Cluster computers consist of a set of computers connected together so that many things but a single system view. Unlike networked computers, cluster computers have each node set to perform the same task, controlled and scheduled by software. Cluster components are usually connected to one another via a Local Arena Network (LAN) with each computer node used as a server running independently of an operating system. In most cases all nodes use the same hardware and the same operating system, although in some setups using the Open Source Application Cluster (OSCAR), different operating systems can be used on each computer and different … Read more