NewsFactor: "The amount of computing resources put into place with a grid architecture can be enormous," said Jonathan Eunice, principal I.T. adviser for Illuminata. "Companies get to add the equivalent of a couple thousands PCs and that added horsepower that they do not have to pay for."
To many people, grid computing remains an alien concept. Perhaps the most widely known example of this technology is the SETI@home project, established in 1999 as a global grid-computing effort to detect extraterrestrial intelligence by analyzing small slices of radio telescope data.
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