Thursday, March 23, 2006

Sun Grid - The Network is the Computer

Whoever said that the world would need only five computers was probably correct. Sun has now released its on demand Grid computing for $1/cpu-hour. As Jonathan Schwartz writes about Sun Grid, "...experience for yourself what it's like to use one of the world's largest supercomputers. Without having to house it, manage it, power it, administer it, provision it... or buy it.

Sun's Grid Service is available at network.com, a domain they got with the acquisiton of StorageTek. From the About Sun Grid page:
Sun is changing the very nature of computing by delivering access to enterprise compute power over the Internet with its Sun Grid Compute Utility. Sun Grid provides an easy and affordable access to an enormous computing resource for the predictable and all-inclusive price of $1/CPU-hr.

Reminds me of what my Professor had said last semester in our "Introduction to Grid Computing" class: "As the world uses the Internet to communicate, soon it would use the Grid to compute".

2 comments:

Naresh said...

Had seen this in Sun Bangalore office. Awesome thing, man!

enginerd said...

What were you doing at Sun Bangalore?