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  national grid - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about national grid
In the countryside the grid is highly visible as the cables and wires are supported on pylons.
Nearer to towns and villages the cables are usually buried underground.
As the grid approaches local users, the voltage is decreased to safer values using step-down transformers.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /national+grid   (310 words)

 Grid computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grids provide the ability to perform computations on large data sets, by breaking them down into many smaller ones, or provide the ability to perform many more computations at once than would be possible on a single computer, by modeling a parallel division of labour between processes.
Grid computing offers a model for solving massive computational problems by making use of the unused resources (CPU cycles and/or disk storage) of large numbers of disparate computers, often desktop computers, treated as a virtual cluster embedded in a distributed telecommunications infrastructure.
Grid computing is also attractive to large commercial enterprises with complex computation problems who aim to fully exploit their internal computing power: internal Grids.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grid_computing   (2536 words)

 Learn more about Grid computing in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Grid computing offers a model for solving massive computational problems using large numbers of computers arranged as clusters embedded in a distributed telecommunications infrastructure.
Most of the grids spanning research and academic communities in North America and Europe utilise the Globus Toolkit as their core middleware.
Grid offers a way to solve Grand Challenge problems like protein folding, drug discovery, financial modelling, earthquake simulation, climate/weather modelling etc. Grids offer a way of using the information technology resources optimally in an organisation.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /g/gr/grid_computing.html   (407 words)

 GRID.ORG ™ - Grid Computing Projects - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Grid.org projects are powered by United Devices' Grid MP technology, the leading solution for commercial enterprise grid deployments.
This project will run in parallel on World Community Grid sponsored by IBM (which is powered by United Devices software).
On February 5, 2003, United Devices along with IBM and Accelrys launched the Smallpox Research Grid Project: a joint research effort to identify candidates for developing new drugs that, for the first time, would combat the smallpox virus post-infection.
www.grid.org /home.htm   (273 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Grid plan -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The grid plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid.
These are extremely common in towns of the 18th century or later, which have often been created as part of a city plan, such as the New Town in Edinburgh, or the many towns and cities in Australia, the United States or Canada.
Often, some of the streets in a grid are numbered (First, Second, etc.), lettered, or arranged in alphabetical order.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/gr/Grid_plan   (164 words)

 Grid Technology Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Grid computing enables you to create a single IT infrastructure that can be shared by all your business processes.
Oracle 10g software is specifically designed for grid computing, delivering a higher quality of service to those business processes at a much lower cost.
The Enterprise Grid Alliance has unveiled the industry's first grid computing reference model/roadmap, establishing a framework for accelerating grid deployment in enterprise data centers.
www.oracle.com /technology/tech/grid   (256 words)

 Global Grid Forum
IT professionals, researchers, and grid practitioners from commercial, research, and government enterprises around the world will gather for GGF's seventeenth Forum event.
Learn more about grids, who is using them, and why grids are the next phase in distributed computing.
Become a contributor to the growth and standardization of grids.
www.gridforum.org   (216 words)

 IBM Grid Computing home page
Grid continues IBM's history of IT innovation for business, offering a full line of solutions backed by deep expertise.
World Community Grid targets AIDS in giant research effort
Stimulate economic growth in your community using grid and Linux
www.ibm.com /grid   (109 words)

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