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A Virtual World


Last month we looked at cloud computing, a compute architecture that provides users with access to large amounts of on-demand computing power through an Internet connection. Amazon, Google, IBM, and a growing number of other vendors are hosting compute clouds where users can go online, open an account, and for mere cents an hour, create virtual compute clusters complete with the desired CPU type and speed, RAM, and memory capacity.

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