January 18th, 2006
|03:32 pm - 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
Current Mood: amused
At DeVry College o'Knowledge, Phoenix Edition, COW was Computer On Wheels.
|Date:||January 19th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)|| |
Imagine a Beowulf cluster of... oh wait.
As I was reading, I expected a joke involving HOW and BROWN...