Back to basis: Understanding grid computing

Posted on in Categories Beyond nixCraft, Links last updated September 6, 2006

A grid computer is nothing but many networked computers work as a virtual computer or architecture. It is capable of doing work in parallel. The first implementation took at the University of California, in 1970s.

From the article:
Grid computing is a critical shift in thinking about how to maximize the value of computing resources. The technology is still fairly nascent, but here at the developerWorks grid computing zone, we’re publishing a steady stream of new articles, tutorials, resources, and tools to bring developers up to speed on this important cutting-edge technology.

Here are some very basic questions asked by newbies:

  • Where do we start?
  • What do we do with all of this stuff?
  • How do the pieces fit together?
  • Does what I want to do fit in grid computing?
  • Are there existing grids I can join?

This is your guide to start learning about the exciting benefits grid computing can offer.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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