IBM, one of the loudest advocates of pooling computing resources with grid technology, has secured a half-dozen new customers.
Big Blue announced Wednesday that the new customers will join IBM's stable of about 100 companies that have bought grid computing products and services. The new clients include Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley and business consulting firm Hewitt Associates.
Grid computing involves pooling the computing power of dozens, sometimes hundreds, of servers over a network to run programs more reliably and reduce the cost of maintaining data centers. IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and a handful of others are touting their grid computing prowess.