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Distributed Computing

All Glossary Terms

Distributed computing is a processing technique that connects multiple computers and uses them as a single system, treating entire computer networks as if they were a single computer. This setup allows for strong, scalable processing power and lower overall processing costs. One of the primary reasons for pursuing distributed computing is flexibility, since machines can be added to or removed from a distributed computing system based on current processing requirements, ensuring that the right amount of power can be applied without over or under compensating. Distributed computing also allows for greater reliability, since the model can continue to function if a single machine goes offline.

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