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internetnews.com: Big Blue Turns Green with Grid Computing Deal

Sep 18, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"IBM revealed a number of supercomputing projects from its Deep Computing unit, which should whet the appetites of those following the 12th Global Grid Forum (GGF) in Brussels, Belgium, next week.

"Priming the pump for the 'Grids Deployed in the Enterprise' theme of the show, Big Blue unveiled a project in which it will help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research how to more accurately model air quality and gauge the risks of exposure to air pollution.

"The EPA will use a system comprised of Grid Toolbox, which is a suite of standards-based grid software from IBM, IBM eServer pSeries supercomputers and Red Hat's Linux Enterprise 2.1 operating system to provide pay-as-you-go computing services to its partners. The agency is currently considering expanding the project to a production environment..."

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