Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cloud computing made real


Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google Chrome OS: "The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel."


Now we see the future of cloud computing: the home computer doesn't scale, so you get a thin client OS on it and connect to the scalable server farm which provides apps. Interesting.

2 Comments:

At 8:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

someway or another, if Chrome (the browser) with a windowing system on top of Linux, I am confused. I thought Linux was an OS too (at least when I studied OSes in the seventies and have worked since then with such mundane things). As far as cloud computing, the thinner the client the nicer the nice and thus the higher the price. All the same, if the thing runs on ARM processors it would appear to fit on just about every cellphone like device. Essentially, the issue is not scale of the home pc but the management of the home pc. All that stuff running on it.

 
At 8:23 AM , Blogger Frank said...

Interesting indeed. Sounds a lot like "everything old is new again." Think about it. Back in Pliestocene computing era you had mainframes running the apps and terminals communicating with the same. Granted, a thin client is NOT a dumb terminal and a cloud is not a mainframe in a glass house but the similarities are there. More power to the server farm(s) and less needed on the desktop or whatever the portable device of choice is at the moment.

 

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