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Chapter 2 Grid, Utility
Computing and Clusters
Where Are We on the Grid?
Figure 2.3 Grid Universe and the Key Players.
For the success and wide adoption of any new
technology or new orientation, commercialization efforts are very
important. For the Grid to become a widespread technology, in the
same way the Internet became a mainstream technology and thee
communication media, it needs to enter or penetrate into the
commercial world. Commercialization provides necessary impetus for
growth and funding.
There are many signs of Grid commercialization,
even though they are at early stages. Some of examples of major
business areas where Grid computing is seen as a good fit:
Life Sciences – Grid is used for analyzing
strings of biological and chemical information.
Financial Services – For running long
running, complex financial models and arriving at decisions that
are more accurate.
Higher Education – For enabling advanced, data and compute
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