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Using HPC for Computational Fluid Dynamics by Shamoon Jamshed

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Chapter 5

Cluster Classification

Abstract

This chapter discusses the classification of clusters. Many types of clusters are used in the world. It all depends on the needs and budget of the user and the solution the user wants. This chapter gives an idea of the different types of distributed clusters and their advantages. The qualities and different components of clusters are also discussed in detail.

Keywords

Classification; Clusters; Types of clusters

1. Classification of Clusters

1.1. Classification on the Basis of Architecture

Parallel architecture is based on how processors, memory, and interconnect are laid out and how resources are managed. They can be classified as follows:
1. Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP)
2. Massively parallel processing (MPP) ...

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