Support for grid computing in InfoSphere Information Server

With hardware computing power a commodity, grid computing is a highly compelling option for large enterprises. Grid computing allows you to apply more processing power to a task than was previously possible.

Grid computing uses low-cost computing resources, processors, and memory that are available on the network to create a shared pool of computing resources that can be applied to various tasks. Grid computing software provides a list of available computing resources and a list of tasks. When a computer becomes available, the grid software assigns new tasks according to appropriate rules.

A grid can be made up of thousands of computers. Grid-computing software balances IT supply and demand by letting users specify processor and memory requirements for their jobs, and then find available machines on a network to meet those specifications.

The parallel processing architecture of InfoSphere® Information Server simplifies the development of scalable integration systems that run in parallel and use the inherent computing power and flexibility of grid environments.

InfoSphere Information Server's pre-bundled grid edition provides rapid implementation of grid scalability. It includes an integrated grid scheduler and integrated grid optimization. These capabilities help you deploy integration logic across a grid without affecting job design, which provides unlimited scalability.