The Great Grid Prodigy (and its glitches)

A darkened room. Row upon row of computer stacks. When most people think of supercomputers, this is likely the image that is conjured up – but a new type of technology called “Grid Computing” is giving us a new vision. In fact, many talk about “Grid Computing” as if it will be the next biggest thing since the World Wide Web (Quocirca, 2005). I disagree.