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Grid Computing Pricing Model - a problem for us all

The issue of pricing models for grid computing software, particularly middleware, is a tough one for vendors and customers alike.  There are some problems with the analysis provided in this overview article, which are clarified in the full report of the 451 Group, but the statement of the problem is pretty much on target.

Link: Grid Computing Chokes on License Regs.

Grid computing is being hampered, says new research from The 451 Group. And it's because IT departments can't afford to buy software licenses for every processor or device in a grid for each application they intend to run on that grid.

Grid software creates efficiencies in computing systems by simultaneously applying the resources of many computers in a network to a problem.

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