Definition

fast array of wimpy nodes (FAWN)

Part of the Data centers glossary:

FAWN (fast array of wimpy nodes) is a low-power server architecture for intensive input/output (IO) tasks. 

 

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MIT Technology Review provides more information in Netbook Chips Create a Low-Power Cloud.

This paper, written by FAWN creators David G. Andersen, Jason Franklin, Amar Phanishayee, Lawrence Tan and Vijay Vasudevan, describes how FAWN works

This was last updated in April 2009
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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