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Tuesday
Jan252005

New Consortium Promotes Grid Computing For Businesses

This week saw the announcement of the Globus Consortium, of which Univa is a charter member and proud of it.  We've received a lot of good press coverage, and the generally positive assessment of the effort has been gratifying.

What interesting about the InfoWorld piece is the reference to Microsoft and the quotes from Charles Fitzgerald.   He's right -- one doesn't need the Globus Toolkit to "do high-performance compute clusters."   That's not what the Globus Toolkit's all about.  What the statement bespeaks is a point of view: resource virtualization is all about clusters, not the federation of diverse resources managed autonomously.   I wonder just how widespread that POV is within Microsoft?  I doubt that this is completely representative.

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