When I think about grid computing I think about an application such as SETI@home .
Grid computing is the application of several computers to a single
problem at the same time, usually to a scientific or technical problem
that requires a great number of computer processing cycles or access to
large amounts of data. What distinguishes grid computing from
conventional cluster computing systems is that grids tend to be more
loosely coupled, heterogeneous, and geographically dispersed. Also,
while a computing grid may be dedicated to a... [More]