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the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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To understand the ideal attributes of storage for grids, it is important to look at the way grid computing operates.
It depends on the availability of the computing resources, faculty's own background and expertise, and the room available in the current course requirements (Berry, Miller and Wood, 2002).
The general idea of computing as a service or utility has been around in various forms for more than 40 years, with such variations as rime sharing, computing bureaus, hosting services, centralized mainframes and ASPs, according to an article in Optimize magazine.
The emerging excitement over utility computing stands in stark contrast to the dismal current picture for co-location and managed services providers," Martorelli says.
Through this horizontal scaling, Sun Grid Engine software manages an organization's compute resources, allowing engineers to move beyond the desktop and leverage all the resources available on the net, thus reducing cycle times, speeding time to market and fundamentally changing the economics of technical computing.
With origins in the DARPA Strategic Computing program of the mid-1980s, Beowulf-class cluster computing has evolved as the dominant approach for developing high performance computing systems.
To some observers, utility computing, also known as on-demand computing, is not that far removed from the days of mainframe time-sharing.
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