Grids: Not Just For Computational Challenges

Strechay, Rob
September 2005
Business Communications Review;Sep2005, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p46
Trade Publication
This article reveals that grids are well known in scientific research, but they are just beginning to catch on in business applications. Although early commercial grid adopters are mostly from manufacturing, software development, financials and pharmaceuticals, two general business trends could drive more mainstream demand for grids and grid-like technologies. Different vendors and consortia have different names for grid resource managers, but their functionality is similar. The author argues that Web services and service oriented architectures could do a lot to pull grid adoption, once the underlying technology is in place.


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