‘Grid Computing’ Is the Next Wave in High-Performance Computing

December 1, 2002

A grid is a network of computational research centers whose supercomputer clusters, databases, and specialized programs form a pool of resources that is more powerful and more versatile than that of any single research center, or node, on the network. An example would be North Carolina’s BioGrid, a statewide infrastructure that university scientists will use for conducting genomic research.

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