Wednesday, September 08, 2004

EC Pushes Grid Computing

The European Commission is going to pump some millions in Grid computing, calling it the internet of tomorrow. Tomorrow seems far away for the everyman, though. While the press release speaks of "giving everyone access to the immense computing power and knowledge hitherto available only to the biggest corporations and laboratories", everyone seems to entail just those bigger corporations and laboratories: the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical industry and the development of business and industry tailored grid architecture.

However, it has to be said, great parts of the money also flow to educational projects and general technical research and improvement. For those whose interest in Grid computing really goes deeper than the SETI@Home-project, there's a launch of the new EU Grid era on the 15th of September.

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