Grid computing -- Next-Generation Distributed Computing
Friday January 30 2004 @ 01:15PM EST

developerWorks: Grid computing has recently enjoyed an increase in popularity as a distributed computing architecture that is becoming highly suitable for corporate computing. Grid computing solutions are being employed in many areas to address critical business requirements, such as:

- Financial services firms tapping into grid computing to address risk management and compliance
- "Automotive manufactures using grid solutions to accelerate product development and increase collaboration
- "Oil companies harnessing grid technology to hasten the discovery of oil and increase the odds of successful mining - "As grid computing matures, the application of the technology in additional areas will increase.

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