New Grid Group Takes Shape


There’s a new grid computing consortium on the block. A group of 19 technology companies including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Intel, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems announced the formation of the Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA) in April to facilitate the deployment of grid computing in the enterprise.

The new consortium’s raison d’etre has already raised some eyebrows in the grid community. "Enterprise grid deployments have requirements that differ from non-commercial or more academic implementations