January 11, 2005
The world’s most powerful supercomputer likely will evolve into a grid architecture of loosely coupled systems harnessed logically to a single task across a global network.
A grid holds the most promise for delivering the biggest and baddest theoretical supercomputing architecture imaginable, a virtual multiple-instruction/multiple-data, or MIMD, global supercomputer.
Grid architectures rely more on specialized software than on fast hardware, and they’re attracting lots of research. Users in… read more