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Xgrid

Xgrid

In the most basic sense, a grid is a group of computers working together on a single problem. Although there is no canonical definition of a grid, the systems in a grid are most often loosely coupled, geographically dispersed, and to some extent, heterogeneous. One well-known example of a successful grid computing project is the University of California at Berkeley's SETI@Home project, in which computer users around the globe donate processing time for analyzing radio telescope data on behalf of the project team's search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This donated processing time would otherwise go unused during much of a typical day.

Xgrid has no real limitations on the amount of computing power it can support. The performance of the grid depends on the systems participating, the software running, and the network, among other factors.


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