Distributed Computing: Challenges Ahead

Dr. Dobbs interviews former Walmart CIO Ari Zilka on the challenges facing enterprises that want to adopt HPC technologies for competitive advantage:
“Distributed computing delivers to business a nonstop computing platform that can scale on demand, and can be made 100-percent available in that the loss of a few servers doesn’t equate to a loss of application services. Whether partitioning workload across a grid of servers—like Google—or installing the same application on multiple servers in a cluster, everyone is writing programs in a distributed/concurrent way to promise a scalable and highly available operation. It’s a classic divide-and-conquer strategy, yet with no single point of failure.” Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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