Demystifying the grid

Demystifying the grid

Summary: At GlobusWorld, David chatted with Wolfgang Gentzsch, one of the grid gurus, who breaks down the four types of applications that can run on grids and how they differ.

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At GlobusWorld, David chatted with Wolfgang Gentzsch, one of the grid gurus, who breaks down the four types of applications that can run on grids and how they differ. He also

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  • Grid - the best idea that isn't being used today

    IBM Power 5 has already gone beyond grid by having the ability to "hibernate". IBM will sell you twice as many P5's as your order, and "light them up" when you need more capacity. Wow, a utility model? In this way, you tune the number of processors you need to get your job done - and NOT buy extra capacity and have Grid find something to do with it all. This is the way servers are going, so Grid on the server is DEAD or more realistically was NEVER BORN. This leaves the client world open to Grid.

    The client world is MUCH more volatile than the server world. Machines are switched off randomly, and most clients are Windoze - so unrealiable even when running. Just what good would a Grid do for you in this environment?
    Roger Ramjet