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Thread: Grid Computing, need to understand and learn

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    Default Grid Computing, need to understand and learn

    Hi all,

    Was going through Oracle website and saw this term grid computing and kinda interested about it from the desc that i read in their site.
    but then, i wanna learn more about what Grid Computing actually is and how would oracle help.

    Details or pointers to where i can learn about them, are much appreciated

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    See: Grid computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Grid computing is a term referring to the combination of computer resources from multiple administrative domains to reach a common goal. The Grid can be thought of as a distributed system with non-interactive workloads that involve a large number of files. What distinguishes grid computing from conventional high performance computing systems such as cluster computing is that grids tend to be more loosely coupled, heterogeneous, and geographically dispersed. Although a grid can be dedicated to a specialized application, it is more common that a single grid will be used for a variety of different purposes. Grids are often constructed with the aid of general-purpose grid software libraries known as middleware.
    This is similar to Cloud computing, though there are subtle differences. Oracle probably fits in with their server/database technology to manage the data transfer and storage needs of any grid computing system.

    I suppose volunteering your computer(s) for any grid computing system would be one way to help.

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