NETWORK ARCHITECTURE MODELS. Xiao Chen Fall2009 CSc 8320. INDEX. Section One: Basic Introduction Introduction System Architecture Communication Network Section Two: Current Projects IEEE 802.11b for “Automobile” Users
Fall2009 CSc 8320
"Distributed" or "grid computing" in general is a special type of parallel computing which relies on complete computers (with onboard CPU, storage, power supply, network interface, etc.) connected to a network by a conventional network interface, such as Ethernet.
This is in contrast to the traditional notion of a supercomputer, which has many CPUs connected by a local high-speed computer bus
1. removes single point failure and associated performance bottlenecks
2. releases the network traffic overhead by providing service locally
Carrier Sense Multiple Access With Collision Detection