Cloud Overtakes Distributed Computing !

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Models of Distributed Computing :

  1.   Cluster Computing model: Cluster can be defined as a group of elements. Cluster computing can be defined as the same, but here it’s a group of stand-alone systems connected in a particular topology. These interconnected systems work together to solve a common issue using principles such as HPC, Parallel Processing etc.
  2. P2P(Peer to Peer) Networks: Every node or system in this network acts as a client and a server both. No central/intermediate connection or a database connection is needed to transfer or exchange data.Example – Skype chatting, messengers, etc.
  3. Grid Computing: Grids are heterogeneous clusters connected by high-speed networks.Infrastructure that offers to couple between the nodes, middleware services and sensors all to in together.

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Nodes or processing elements used in these models can be laptops, personal systems, mobile phones and PDA’s.

Advantages of cloud computing over distributed computing:

  • Traditional systems provided for on-premise computing and were owned and operated by administrative domains.
  • Other bottlenecks for traditional systems are system maintenance, poor service providers, inefficient protocols and increasing costs.
  •  Being an on-demand computing paradigm, Cloud computing resolves many major problems which are encountered by distributed systems.
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