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____/ Homer on Tuesday 23 Aug 2011 15:37 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Homer on Monday 22 Aug 2011 19:23 : \____
>>> That's not to say I'd necessarily trust remote servers with my
>>> sensitive data, but it does solve one specific problem.
>> What if those remote servers are owned by you or your company?
> That's a good solution for companies, since it consolidates the workload
> without compromising security, but most home users would probably be
> disinclined to buy their own compute clusters, so that's where Cloud
> services are useful, as long as they're used for non-sensitive data.
>> In fact, Linux is important here because it makes building
>> computational clusters easy and fast (no licensing barriers).
> It makes it easy and cheap from the perspective of software. The
> hardware is still extremely expensive though, both in terms of initial
> outlay and running costs.
Depends. People can put together many old machines and use them as 'cores'.
In that case, a 'core' would cost about 40 quid and include its own Ethernet port,
RAM section, CPU share, etc. Electricity is the main toll, but it depends
where (cost of energy).
>> Amazon is for the lazy or those who don't need a cluster all the
> Or those who don't have a lot of money to spend on expensive hardware,
> like most people during a recession, for example.
>> or don't find others to share a server with to reduce costs.
> Is that an offer? :)
I guess. Wanna log into my mostly unused box? I can set up
SSH-enabled account. Back in 2005 I did that
for a stranger from France who liked Gentoo. E-mail me if you're interested.
~~ Best of wishes
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