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Old 10-05-2009, 02:11 AM   #1
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Cloud computing vs. ssh


I have just learned a bit about cloud computing. My understanding is that it allows a bunch of servers perform computing for other clients who need to use them for certain amount of time.

It seems like this idea is just the same as allowing clients to ssh to the servers and use some servers for some computation.

Does anyone have different views about the differences of those two?
 
Old 10-05-2009, 04:07 AM   #2
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You have the main idea right. The cloud contains a *LOT* of servers, all indistinguishable from each other. All you see is *YOUR* server.

You can connect to the cloud just like you connect to a normal stand-alone server; through ssh, ftp, http, etc.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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i didnt know that cloud computing was a definite term.

i just thought it was some personal stuff that is accessible from any computer (home pc, work pc, phone, ...)

ssh is a specific protocol used to create peer-to-peer connection through a data as well as password encryted channel.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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How will verifying the original source of, the destination of, and the timeframe in which, all the information within the cloud infrastructure take place?

IE - How will .gov monitor everyone, or will anything change?
 
Old 10-07-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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How will verifying the original source of, the destination of, and the timeframe in which, all the information within the cloud infrastructure take place?

IE - How will .gov monitor everyone, or will anything change?
Assuming that the little backrooms in all major AT&T backbone switch centers are filtering all traffic, the ultimate destination of the packets is less relevant. :-/

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Old 10-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #6
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How will verifying the original source of, the destination of, and the timeframe in which, all the information within the cloud infrastructure take place?

IE - How will .gov monitor everyone, or will anything change?
Assuming that the little backrooms in all major AT&T backbone switch centers are filtering all traffic, the ultimate destination of the packets is less relevant. :-/

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If you are concerned, as I have been, you might donate to the
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