ComputerWorld: IBM plans to unwrap a bundle of software, hardware and services called Grid and Grow at the LinuxWorld show in San Francisco today. The company hopes the bundle will act as a starter pack for midsize and large companies wanting to move into grid computing, according to an IBM executive.
"We are seeing more and more customers constrained for computing capacity turning to grid [computing] to expand their capacity without having to completely rip and replace their [existing] computing environments," said Al Bunshaft, vice president of grid computing at IBM. "We chose a LinuxWorld rollout because of the very close relationship between the explosion of grid technology and [customers choosing] Linux as a primary operating platform."
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