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December 03, 2011, 09:10:36 AM
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I recently had to do a presentation on Grid computing and Clusters, and according to the data and bits of information I was able to scrape together, Bitcoin Pools should be considered to be Grids.

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Computer Cluster: A group of linked computers, working together closely thus in many respects forming a single computer. The components of a cluster are commonly, but not always, connected to each other through fast local area networks.

Grid Computing: The combination of computer resources from multiple administrative domains to reach a common goal. grids tend to be more loosely coupled, heterogeneous, and geographically dispersed.

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December 04, 2011, 02:24:34 AM
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I recently had to do a presentation on Grid computing and Clusters, and according to the data and bits of information I was able to scrape together, Bitcoin Pools should be considered to be Grids.

Thoughts?


Computer Cluster: A group of linked computers, working together closely thus in many respects forming a single computer. The components of a cluster are commonly, but not always, connected to each other through fast local area networks.

Grid Computing: The combination of computer resources from multiple administrative domains to reach a common goal. grids tend to be more loosely coupled, heterogeneous, and geographically dispersed.

You're correct, OP

Its a Grid.


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December 06, 2011, 11:59:39 PM
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Thanks, glad it wasn't just me

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December 07, 2011, 12:01:32 AM
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Thanks, glad it wasn't just me
Did anyone ever said it was a cluster ?  Why does it matter ?
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It helps my gray matter sleep at night. Tongue

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