Cloud refers to cloud computing and the delivery of computer as a service rather than a product.

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How to run your own cloud network at home?

I have 7 PC's around the house that total more than 10Ghz in CPU power. I was wondering if I could put them to use building my own "cloud computing" network to help with rendering videos, blender ...
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Cloud computing? [closed]

I'm an analyst and intermediate programmer working for a consulting company. Sometimes we are doing some intensive computing in Excel which can be frustrating because we have slow computers. My ...
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Cloud Computing - Multiple Physical Computers, One Logical Computer

I know that you can set up multiple virtual machines per physical computer. I'm wondering if it's possible to make multiple physical computers behave as one logical unit? Fundamentally the way I ...
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Mounting an Amazon EC2 instance on Mac OS X

I've got public key authentication working between my Mac OS X and an Amazon EC2 instance so that from the command-line I can just type the following and it works: ssh root@[IPAddressOfEC2Instance] ...
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My uncle is the family historian. We need to host about 5-15 TB of images and video. Any inexpensive ideas?

Basically we have hq scans of thousands of old family photos. Plus tons of family video. We want to host them where we can still have total control over the content and restrict access. I'm a php ...
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Real-time threat finder

I want to make a small program that is capable to download files from the cloud onto my system. As the file reaches my system, another program on my system will analyze the file and try to find ...
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Install Visual Studio on Cloud computer?

Is there any know cloud computer solutions out there that lets me install development software like C# Visual Studio 2008? im looking for a solution that lets me log in from both work, home or at a ...
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What's the difference between an Application Service Provider and Cloud computing?

They seem similar and I found an article at attempted to explain the difference, but I don't understand. They both use computers "in the cloud" or out on the Internet, so how are they different? ...
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JungleDisk for Microsoft Azure

Is there something like JungleDisk, but based on Microsoft Azure?
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What can you do with Opsource Cloud? [closed]

I've been trying to find information about cloud computing for a report. I found Opsource as an example but I don't know what is its intended uses and who might use this kind of service? What kind of ...
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How can computer clouds charge me for CPU usage?

I’m considering moving my blog to either MS Azure or Google App Engine, using either an ASP.NET or Python blogging engine, but I can’t understand how they will charge me for CPU usage. The bandwidth ...
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Remote Computer renting (moving my desktop to the cloud) [closed]

I would like to rent a remote computer, like a virtual Vista or Windows 7 desktop, and run everything on it and access it with RDP (fastest). It could be virtual (running on Xen or Hyper-V) and the ...
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What free online alternatives are there to FrontPage? [closed]

What's the best free online alternative to Microsoft FrontPage? I'm going to make a website for a friend, who will need to be able to edit it himself. All that's needed is something to create/edit ...
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Is there any way to distribute x264 encoding jobs across multiple computers (to increase the encoding speed)?

Does anyone know of a current, active solution to encoding x264 videos across many computers (via the network) to increase encoding FPS? Brownie points for cross-platform and open source, but just so ...
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What is cloud computing?

I hear about "cloud computing" all the time, but don't know what it is. What is it's purpose? Why do I need it? What problems does it solve? What problems does it create?