Squeak Compute Farm
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
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
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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