The Ohio Society of CPAs
A large number of clusters are being used in all different organizations such as universities, laboratories, etc. These clusters are, however, usually independent from each other even in the same organization or building. To provide a single image of such clusters to users and utilize them in an integrated manner, cluster-of-clusters has been suggested. However, since research groups usually do not have the actual backbone networks for cluster-of-clusters, which can be reconfigured with respect to delay, packet loss, etc. as needed, it is not feasible to carry out practical research over realistic environments.