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Commodity Computing

Commodity computing is a form of parallel computing. Unlike supercomputer setups that feature custom built hardware, commodity computing uses off-the-shelf hardware and computers to minimize costs.  Companies use commodity computing because the cost of entry is low, parts are easy to replace, software and drivers are readily available, and the computers share a base architecture (such as Intel x86 or x64).

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