The Evolution of Grid Computing


If you look back at distributed computing in the early 1970s, and grid computing and some of the terminology that was linked with it in the mid 1990s, you see that grid has gone through quite an evolution. We've made the jump from academia to the commercial side, and financial institutions around the globe have implemented grid in many different ways.

You can't really talk about grid computing without tying in virtualization, service-oriented architectures, or infrastructure, concepts that have

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