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developerWorks: Grid computing -- Next-Generation Distributed Computing

Jan 30, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Haynos)

"Grid computing has recently enjoyed an increase in popularity as a distributed computing architecture that is becoming highly suitable for corporate computing. Grid computing solutions are being employed in many areas to address critical business requirements, such as:

  • "Financial services firms tapping into grid computing to address risk management and compliance
  • "Automotive manufactures using grid solutions to accelerate product development and increase collaboration
  • "Oil companies harnessing grid technology to hasten the discovery of oil and increase the odds of successful mining

"As grid computing matures, the application of the technology in additional areas will increase..."

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