If you’ve ever wondered what kind of computing gear can
crunch big numbers, manage complex models, or tackle
intricate computing problems, wonder no more — Clusters
For Dummies, 2nd Edition is just for you. In this book, you
discover how software and technology enable modern networks
to convey humongous hunks of information among
clusters to workstation capabilities.
Although clustering may sound exotic, it isn’t. Cluster technology
relies on fast networks and some clever software to
schedule and manage big, complex computing jobs on relatively
inexpensive server and networking technology. Major
players in industries from pharmaceuticals to oil and gas exploration
to chip design bet their bottom lines on clusters —
and they win big. You can do likewise.