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GridComputingPlanet.com: IBM Launches European Grid Center

Apr 24, 2002, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Customers at the center will also have access to demonstrations of Grid technology, workshops and technical briefings on Grid computing, with access to IBM's team of Grid experts who can advise on specific customer projects. The Grid demonstrations will also be available remotely over the IBM Intranet so customers around the world wanting to understand more about Grid computing can do so without having to travel to the center.

"'Opening the IBM Grid Innovation Center in Montpellier is a major step forward in driving Grid computing from the scientific and technical world into the commercial world,' Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president of technology and strategy for IBM's Server Group, said in a statement. 'Customers see Grid computing as an opportunity to become more efficient, reduce costs and ultimately run new projects they never before imagined possible.'

"Based on open standards including OGSA, the Grid Innovation Center is made up of Linux clusters running the latest IBM eServer xSeries and eServer pSeries, including the eServer P690 previously codenamed Regatta IBM's 'Shark' storage, and IBM's DB2, Websphere and Tivoli software. These are all linked to the Internet with Grid software from companies such as Avaki, Platform Computing, Nice and Science Computing, and open Grid technologies from Globus and Unicore..."

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