Distributed Compute

Distributed computing is the process of connecting multiple computers via a local network or wide area network so that they can act together as a single ultra-powerful computer capable of performing computations that no single computer within the network would be able to perform on its own.

Distributed computers offer two key advantages:

  • Easy scalability: Just add more computers to expand the system.

  • Redundancy: Since many different machines are providing the same service, that service can keep running even if one (or more) of the computers goes down.

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