IT Manager's Journal: Grid Computing Can Aid Complex Applications
Jan 04, 2006, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Ziegler)
"The economic advantages delivered by grid technology are
compelling many companies to move beyond discussion and into
commercial pilots. Balancing workload by taking advantage of
lightly used CPUs and providing system virtualization to improve
application availability are two of the primary drivers behind the
expanding adoption of a variety of processor grid technologies. And
as infrastructure and tools to manage the process have matured,
many organizations are ready to embrace the next innovation: the
application grid, where even the most complex applications will be
able to leverage distributed computing.
"Simply put, a processor grid assigns a series of computers to
be shared--either using a cluster, manager, or grid fabric to
schedule runs across available systems..."