Grid and Grid Information Service (GIS)

Grid and Grid Information Service (GIS)

Grid (from wikipedia):

Grid computing is the collection of computer resources from multiple locations to reach a common goal. The grid can be thought of as a distributed system with non-interactive workloads that involve a large number of files. Grid computing is distinguished from conventional high performance computing systems such as cluster computing in that grid computers have each node set to perform a different task/application.[1] Grid computers also tend to be more heterogeneous and geographically dispersed (thus not physically coupled) than cluster computers.[2] Grid computing combines computers from multiple administrative domains to reach a common goal,[4] to solve a single task, and may then disappear just as quickly.

Some of famous virtual super computers, such as Seti@Home or Bitcoin Network, are good example of grid computing.

Grid Information Service:

 

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