[Beowulf] Differenz between a Grid and a Cluster???

Egan Ford egan at sense.net
Mon Sep 19 12:39:55 PDT 2005

A cluster is a dedicated collection of interconnected whole computers used
as a unified resource within a single administrative domain.

A grid is a collection of interconnected whole resources (e.g. clusters or
nodes) used as a unified resource with individual administrative domains.

The largest difference is single vs. multiple administrative domains.
Setting up a Grid can be more political than technical.

There is another type of Grid with a single administrative domain.  Its just
using Grid software to create a cluster of clusters.

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Sebastian
> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 6:29 AM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: [Beowulf] Differenz between a Grid and a Cluster???
> Hello,
> i really need your help to this question. What is the 
> differenz between a
> Grid (or Grid Computing) and a Cluster?
> There is very much literature in the net but mostly it is 
> quite different
> among each other.
> What are the main points for Grid and Cluster?
> Kind regards,
> Sebastian
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