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Difference between “network RAM” and “distributed shared memory” (DSM)

What is the difference between "network RAM" and "distributed shared memory" (DSM)? Basically, I know that both of them provide a shared storage on RAM among all the systems in a cluster. So, what is ...
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Is there any P2P web server?

Freenet is a P2P storage and also allows to serve web content. But those are just static files. Is there any P2P web server that runs some web applications server side code? Perhaps one similar to ...
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Increase speed of CAD/CAM through distributed computing [closed]

I know that a lot of 3D renderers out there support distributing renders over multiple nodes in a render farm. For an arhictect, rendering a 3d model is not the most common task throughout the day, ...
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High available distributed web service based on LAMP to encounter link failure [closed]

Recently I started a project aims at decentralizing a Moodle e-learning web server to encounter link failure. Here's a detailed description: Connection here (rural area in Africa) is fragile (60-70% ...
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How large can a VMware datastore be? Name of VMWare software that monitors single server/multiple servers?

I had an interview and was asked the following questions about VMWare. I'm eager to know the answers, please help me : How large can a VMware datastore be? What is the name of the VMware software ...
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How does distributed computing work?

I heard a 3D modeller say that when he renders a scene he uses multiple machines to do it because simply the hardware is not powerful enough and he is using the collective computational power of more ...
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Is it possible to “farm” out graphics processing to a comparatively more powerful machine?

I have a computer with comparatively weak graphics, and one with comparatively strong graphics. I would like to run a graphics-intensive application on the weaker machine, using the graphics power of ...
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Distributed data storage for slow network with high node churn?

What distributed data storage shall I use for reliably storing data over set of nodes with poor networking between them? I want something that: Does not expect that all nodes are reachable now, ...
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Force most compilation to a remote host with distcc

The distcc FAQ states that there is currently no scheme for balancing or prioritizing hosts. They recommend to simply list the fastest host on top or the list. The situation here is that the remote ...
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Problems when loop over a series of ssh-ed commands

I have a series of server machines which I want to run the same command on. Each command takes hours and (even though I am running the commands using nohup and setting them to run in the background) ...
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Donate disk and CPU capacity to a third party? [closed]

Due to an impasse with one of our providers, we have come to have a non-trivial amount of CPU, and disk capacity that will stand unused for a number of months. How can I find services that will, ...
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Running BOINC on Debian

I run Debian unstable. I've installed boinc-client and boinc-manager packages. When i run boincmgr, it first says "Retrieving current status" and then "Unable to connect to the core client". ...
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fastest non volatile memory type available for High Performance Computing/ Cloud computing? [closed]

I am working on parallel computing and distributed programs and noticed that file i/o is quite a bottleneck. It seems quite clear this particular aspect is major issue in many high performance ...
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connecting a raspberry pi to a fedora and a windows 7 machine

I am not sure where i would post this question, so please do not delete this question and just guide me to where i can post this question. My question is that by buying a switch would I be able to ...
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Distribute list of processes to many windows machines

I have a list of independent tests which run a common executable with different command lines and in different working directories. At the moment i simple run these one after the other in a batch ...
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The exact workflow of PVM (Parallel virtual machine)

These days I am learning PVM technology for concurrent processing. I go through so many blogs, tutorials to understand . Yes, I got some points, but no one gives me clear workflow of how it perform ...
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DFS for a several small clusters over WAN

My friends and I all have TBs on our system(s). None of us have any full backups which are geographically distributed however, because at that amount of data, solutions such as Dropbox, S3, et al. are ...
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Distributed vs clustered vs networked file system

What is the differrence between a distributed file system, clustered file system and a network file system ?
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Free software/open source remote process execution and management system for linux?

I have the following requirements for a remote process execution/management system and thought I'd ask if anyone had seen something similar available under free software/open source licensing terms ...
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Distributed website server redundancy [closed]

Assume a website infrastructure is very complicated and is fully distributed (probably like most large web companies). Am I right in thinking that although there are all these extra web servers to ...
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Distributed, decentralized data sharing and backup

Consider the following scenario: you have a team of a few people scattered around the globe that needs to work on the same data. Each member of the team has a copy of the data he needs. When someone ...
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How can I distribute a disk image to hundreds of computers efficiently? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer refresh - Efficiently cloning 60 indentical computers I'm not too sure how. I must use an open source program. I heard clonezilla is good choice. Are there any ...
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Open source Distributed computing tool

I want to set up distributed computing on my Local Area Network consisting a bunch of PCs. Say for the time being each one has the same OS - Windows 7. Is there any opensource tool available so that ...
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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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How to put idle CPU processing power to good use? [closed]

I just got a new computer that has far more processing power than I need 90% of the time that I'm using it. To what ought I to devote that power? I know of SETI @ Home and Protein Folding. What ...
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Donating extra processor power to a worthy cause [closed]

Is there something better my computer can be doing then sleeping? I once heard of thousands of people using their excess computing power to help find a cure to cancer? Would donating processor time ...
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Distributed systems: how does their architecture allow them to do what is needed? [closed]

I was just wondering how these processes work, in an overarching sense, such as "distributed grep", "distributed compiling", "distributed sort", "distributed file systems", "distributed _" Are they ...
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What is a partitioned network? [closed]

I've learned what a partitioned hard disk is, but how does partitioning work when referring to distributed systems and computer networks?
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How do distributed filesystems differ from cluster filesystems?

How do distributed filesystems differ from cluster filesystems? Is it just the wording that I am getting tripped up on? Are there any significant differences between the two.
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What are “multikernel computers”?

Which does the term 'modern multikernel computers' refer to? Distributed systems or multi-core computers? I saw it in a one-line question, so no context to help! Google didn't help neither.
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Distributed File System using NFS?

Is it possible to setup NFS to perform as a parallel distributed file system? I'd like to have to NFS servers containing the same file data and serving file ops request for load balancing and to ...
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Manage processes on an distributed windows computer system

I want to manage the startup / re-start and shutdown of a multi module software system running on a set of windows machines. For example: [some machines booted, some still doing so] run the whole ...
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SimpleBackUp with multiple hard drives

I have a lot of hard drives from old computers (6-7 years old). i want to get an external enclosure with USB 3.0 and use them for back up. To my understanding SimpleBackup copies everything the first ...
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Are there any solutions where spare disk on workstations can be used as a distributed NAS?

With a windows based workstation heavy infrastructure, we have a lot of spare disk space. I am look about to see if there are any solutions where this space can be used as a sort of distributed NAS. ...
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Distributed Compiling on Windows

I read about distcc for distributed compiling on Linux systems. Since I have to compile a big project quite often, I was wondering if there are methods on Windows on how to distribute that onto ...
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Run Folding@Home inside VMs on a single physical host, or just on the parent OS?

From a pure efficiency standpoint, would running 8 VMs on a 8 CPU core system, one in each of 8 1 CPU VMs be more efficient at processing the F@H data, or just running one instance on a dedicated ...
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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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torque in Cluster

I am learning and have some questions about using PBS to submit jobs in a cluster. (1) If a job is parallelized by MPI and run by mpirun without using qsub, it cab be running on different nodes. So ...
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Linux live-cd for distributed computing projects?

I have had this dream for years now... but sadly, even to this day, it remains just a dream. I want to find a live-cd that I can pop into any computer I have permission to use, and it boots up and ...