January 18th, 2006

indigo

Server Farms

Heh, I'm taking a course on Cluster Computing at Kent State this semester and a funy historical note came up.


When people first started networking computers together so they worked as one they were actually groups of workstations (Old Sun/CGI workstations).

These were refered to as a NOW (Network of Workstations).

When the University of Wisconsion (sp? bah) They named thier's COW.

Needing to come up with a C word, they used Cluster to make COW be a Cluster of Workstations.

And thats where the term Cluster got its start to be used as a group of computers.


Mooo i tell you, Mooooo
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