Thursday, August 26, 2010

Notes on Cloud Computing

From a recent BayLisa meeting, in which the speaker failed to arrive, the topic of the night was "Cloud Computing". The first order of business was to define its meanings.

The moderator started by asking if anyone had direct experience in this or similar. I started by stating I had worked in a video-over-the-internet business in the late 90s. Then stated that "cloud computing" was marketing hype.

To make this short, this is the best definition I could write down:
Cloud Computing
Either a high-speed on-demand distributed or a high-speed on-demand clustered computing with invisible redundancy. The best uses to date appear to be optical recognition, and audio recognition. In addition, there are working businesses very reminiscent of "Thin Computing".

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