Squeak Compute Farm

Zulq Alam me at zulq.net
Mon Oct 22 13:33:49 UTC 2007

Igor Stasenko wrote:

> I think things which you proposing are just a distributed computing challenge.

Yes, but that doesn't make it easy to provide a safe, reliable and 
effective compute farm that can be used from any Squeak image.

> If we could have a good distributed computing farm, there will be no
> need in having a super-computer. A thousands(millions) of desktop PCs
> can easily overcome a computing power of any super-computer known in
> the world.

This is what I mean when I write about a super computer. I don't mean a 
single phsycial machine.

I think it would be hard to find a hundred machines, let alone thousands 
or millions.

A backbone of a few servers might be a good way to get the ball rolling.

> In my turn, i propose other idea: how about that each of us installing
> a package for distributed computing and sharing own PC's computing
> power. 

This would and should be an option for adding compute power to the farm. 
Although it should not be limited to this, i.e. dedicated servers etc.

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