Is there any relation between multicore and Cloud Computing ?

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Question by tefa: Is there any relation between multicore and Cloud Computing ?
I was asked to talk about the “Effects of multi-core on cloud computing” ? are there any materials that might help me ?

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Answer by Nick
These two concepts have little to do with each other.

In general, cloud computing is doing your computing remotely, on computers you don’t own and don’t particularly know the location of, although if you like the concept but you’re a big company with trust issues you could put together your own cloud.

Multicore computers can do compute operations simultaneously. Multicore computers are often used for transaction processing, where you can use several lower-speed (cheaper) cores to handle several simultaneous transactions (symmetric multiprocessing).

Whether a CPU with multiple slower cores is “better” than a faster single-core CPU depends on what you want it to do. If no particular task requires a lot of CPU, then the more cores you have, the better.

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Question by Penny: What does “singular” mean in this sentence?
Here is a paragraph from an article about “cloud computing”:

The digital world loves to revel in its own jargon, and one of its most popular phrases today is “cloud computing.” You see the expression everywhere new uses for the Internet are discussed. But what do techies and companies mean when they refer to doing things in “the cloud”? They aren’t talking about meteorology, and all they see when they use the term — which is always singular — is sunshine, not rain.

What does “singular” mean in the last sentence?

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Answer by rosends
it means not plural — singular in terms of number — there is only the one big cloud.

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Question by : What is the market value of the company “OnLive?
It is a technology company, is in the entertainment industry.
His solution is to deliver games on demand, in the technique of “cloud computing”.
Here the official site.

http://www.onlive.com/

I think the OnLive is listed on the NASDAQ index, is not it?
Well then, what is its value in U.S. dollars?

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Answer by jlf
It’s a privately-held starteup.

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