Writing Off Grid Computing Already

from the that-was-fast... dept

Grid computing, as you may have heard, is supposed to be the next big thing. IBM, HP and Sun are all making huge efforts to try to turn your computing usage into a utility where you pay for exactly what you use. While they’ve been talking about it for a while, many of the pieces are finally falling into place and already some are calling it dead on arrival. It’s true that the companies involved clearly are overhyping the potential of grid/utility/distributed computing, but it still seems a little early to call it dead. It won’t be perfect for everyone, but some companies will find it useful for certain applications. That shift, though, won’t happen overnight.

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