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Link of the week – The grid: separating fact from fiction

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Grid computing revolutionizes the way scientists share and analyze data by enabling researchers to share computer power and data storage over the Internet. Grid projects already help researchers search for new wheat genes, predict storms, and simulate the Sun’s interior, among other things.

The 7000-odd physicists working on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider will rely entirely on grid computing, specifically on the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, to connect them with LHC data.

But recent reports on “the Grid” being developed for the Large Hadron Collider have promised much more than the technology can now—and in some cases will ever—deliver.

Find out what about grid computing is fact, and what is fiction.


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