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The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise, Second Edition by Michael T. Fisher, Martin L. Abbott

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Chapter 28. Grid Computing

We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors.

—Sun Tzu

Grid computing offers the scaling of demand for computing cycles by computationally intense applications or programs. When you understand the pros and cons of grid computing and have some ideas about how this type of technology might be used, you will be well armed to use this knowledge in your scalability efforts.

Grid computing allows an application to use significant computational resources to process data or solve problems more rapidly. Parallel processing is a core component of scaling, analogous to the x-, y-, and z-axis splits in the AKF Scale Cube. Depending on how the separation of processing is done or viewed, ...

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