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Why was Rocks software named "Rocks"?

cluster-management

#1

The topic says it all!

The official www.rocksclusters.org website does not mention it and a google search doesn’t yield a useful answer.

CURATOR: Scott Yockel


#4

Just a guess - maybe they were playing off “Rock and Roll” – since you need “rolls” to build up the cluster.


#3

Rocks is not an acronym.
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=746791