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The following tables compare general and technical information for notable computer cluster software . This article is not all-inclusive and may become out of date quickly.
Created by BigJimJams on 26/02/2009. Updated/adapted by Alicia Mason (RINH) 22.09.09 OK, here's the situation - you've got a number of old machines lying around and you're wondering what to do with them.
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The Coda Distributed File System
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An expanding list of papers on Distributed Systems. If you think something important is missing from this page, please email me .
Inferno® is a distributed operating system, originally developed at Bell Labs, but now developed and maintained by Vita Nuova® as Free Software. Applications written in Inferno's concurrent programming language, Limbo, are compiled to its portable virtual machine code (Dis), to run anywhere on a network in the portable environment that Inferno provides.
First, a definition of a distributed file system: any software and/or hardware combination that allows seamless access to many disparate storage media.
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