IBM Going After Gamers With Their Grid… Again
from the sounds-familiar dept
Despite running into all sorts of problems with their massively overhyped grid/utility computing system, IBM now says they want to go after online gaming companies, to let IBM host the games on their system. Of course, this isn’t exactly new. They announced something similar more than two years ago, and it doesn’t sound like they’ve gotten much traction with it. Of course, in the article, IBM spins this by saying they’ve been “sizing up” the market for two years, which basically means they’ve been trying and failing to sell into this market. However, they’ve clearly seen enough press coverage about the online gaming market, that they decided it was time to go public with their second major attempt at the market.