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It is not surprising that humans rely on cluster computing to carry out complicated activities on computers without investing a lot of money for excess computing power. The brain is the best example of a cluster computer. How can that be right?
A cluster computer invariably involves multiple devices that are connected together on a high speed network facilitating easy sharing of processing speed. The brain, on the other hand, is a single organic component. Well, the brain controls your limbs, your senses and all other parts of your body. If one were to remove cluster computing from the equation, each and every part of the body would have an independent brain of its own that would focus on utilizing just that part or component.
Now, take all these multiple brains and fuse them together into a single brain and you have the ultimate cluster computer. In any case, different parts of the brain controlling different parts of the body interact with each other at such high speed that we look at it as a single component. Hence, the logic behind cluster computing is not very far to find. Rather, it is present in our own body.
There will come a time when the computers with the most powerful processing speed will be linked together and will be utilized primarily as a single huge processor while all other nodes will be utilized for various other activities. When that happens, we would have a truly succeeded in creating a cluster computer brain that serves as the mother node of information and data processing for all other sub components of the cluster.