BBC and the New York Times: IBM Gets Behind Grid ComputingAug 03, 2001, 00:33 (3 Talkback[s])
Two stories here, from the BBC and New York Times, relating to IBM's work on the Grid: a trial project to develop grid computing in Europe. Linux involvement in this varies by the story: the BBC says IBM's project will use Linux, the New York Times makes a lot of connections between the open source nature of some of the software involved in the project and Linux. The links are here so readers may judge for themselves:
From the Times:
"As part of its campaign, I.B.M. is also announcing today that it has won two national grid projects in Europe, one in Britain and another in the Netherlands. The I.B.M. grid initiative will be led by Irving Wladawsky-Berger, an executive with a research background who has close ties to university and government laboratories. Mr. Wladawsky-Berger is also heading the company's major support for Linux, a freely distributed operating system that is increasingly used to power data-serving computers on the Internet and inside corporations.
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And from the BBC:
"The grid differs from the internet as it is much more than a means of communication between computers. It would provide huge data processing power.