Computer Network and Different Network Computing Models

In this article, you will get some information about Computer Network and different network computing models along with their arrangement images.

Computer Network

  • A network is a set of devices or nodes that are connected via communication media or channel.
  • A printer, computer, or any machine that is capable of communicating on the network is referred to as a device or node.
  • We can also say that computer network is an interconnection of various computers to share software, hardware and data through a communication medium between them. The computers connected in a network share files, folders, applications and resources like scanner, web-cams, printers etc.
  • The best example of computer network is the Internet.

Know about Computer Network Concept in Detail:

Network Models

Network model describes the organization of nodes in the network. It refers to the way in which the different nodes are interconnected.

The different network computing models are:

  1. Centralized Model
  2. Distributed Model
  3. Collaborative Model

1. Centralized computing

  • It is also known as client-server computing.
  • In this type of system, multiple computers are joined to one powerful mainframe computer.
  • The server or mainframe computer has huge storage and processing capabilities.
  • The computers that are connected to the mainframe or server are called Clients or Nodes.
  • These nodes are not connected to each other; they are only connected to server.

2. Distributed computing

  • Distributed computing means that the task is divided among multiple computers.
  • It interconnects one ore more personal computers or workstations.
  • In distributed model the nodes are capable of processing their own data and rely on network for services other than data processing.
  • It allows various services like network sharing, hardware sharing and file sharing.

3. Collaborative /Hybrid computing

  • It is the combination of centralized and distributed computing.
  • In collaborative computing, the nodes are able to serve the basic needs of their users but they are dependent on some other computers for processing some specific request.

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