Stories by Patrick Thibodeau and Robert L. Mitchell

  • On the grid, virtually

    Thomas Hawk, who heads IBM’s grid computing program, sat down to defend and explain the technology concept to IDG’s Patrick Thibodeau and Robert L. Mitchell. The goal of grid computing is to allow organisations to treat all their hardware and applications as one system or resource. Hawk says that kind of development is already taking place, even if it’s not recognized as such. In fact, virtualisation is one example of an early form of grid computing, he argued during the discussion.