Hewlett-Packard reiterated its support for open standards in grid computing on Thursday and sealed its pledge by giving software to the alliance that sets standards for the technology.
The company contributed a set of applications known as the Smart Framework for Object Groups, or SmartFROG, which allows easier configuration of grids. Grid computing technology promises a future where computers from different departments or organizations can be connected to work on critical tasks.
"We want to move this from a scientific community vehicle to a truly robust commercial enterprise architecture," said Shane Robison, chief technology and strategy officer for HP. Robison made the announcement at the eighth Global Grid Forum (GGF) on Thursday.