Introduction to Grid Computing

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A scientist studying proteins logs into a computer and uses an entire network of computers to analyze data. A businessman accesses his company’s network through a PDA in order to forecast the future of a particular stock. An Army official accesses and coordinates computer resources on three different military networks to formulate a battle strategy.

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Introduction to Grid ComputingA scientist studying proteins logs into a computer and uses an entire network of computers to analyze data. A businessman accesses his companys network through a PDA in order to forecast the future of a particular stock. An Army official accesses and coordinates computer resources on three different military networks to formulate a battle strategy. All of these scenarios have one thing in common: They rely on a concept called grid computing. Clusters And GridA computer cluster is a group of linked computers, working together closely so that in many respects they form a single computer. The components of a cluster are commonly, but not always, connected to each other through fast local area networks. Clusters are usually deployed to improve performance and/or availability over that of a single computer, while typically being much more cost-effective

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