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Jan032005

Grid use growing; users cite software licensing issues

"Although the adoption of grid computing is growing in enterprises, users may face obstacles finding software that can be easily licensed to run on a grid. In many cases, software license models are ill adapted to run in grid environments that can quickly scale up or down depending on demand, say users. If a software license is based on CPU usage, for example, costs can quickly escalate as more processors are called into service."

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