single-system image (SSI)

Single-system image (SSI) is the idea that the resources provided by cluster computing or in any system which aggregates resources should present a single interface to the user.

Single-system image (SSI) is the idea that the resources provided by cluster computing or in any system which aggregates resources should present a single interface to the user. The user should not need to be aware of the multiplicity of the system or need to address its individual parts; it should seem like a single entity.

This was first published in November 2005

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