Toronto’s Platform Computing acquired by IBM

IBM on Monday added to its long list of Canadian software acquisitions with the purchase of Platform Computing, a company whose ability to manage “grids” of computing workloads will help Big Blue make gains

Published on: October 11th, 2011 Shane Schick

SAS performs 18 hour analytics job in 2.5 minutes

SAS Institute Inc. has developed high performance computing model that uses HP BladeSystem Infrastructure servers configured as a private grid to process massive amounts of data. Analytics jobs that previously took an entire

Published on: April 16th, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

Startup to virtualize memory and share it across servers

A virtualization start-up in stealth mode says it will offer technology that aggregates memory and shares it across servers, improving performance of online transaction processing and clustered or grid computing. RNA Networks, founded

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Jon Brodkin

Oracle offers ‘cool’ Java tools to create hot Web apps

A senior Oracle Corp. exec announced "cool" technologies at a 2007 JavaOne keynote this week, designed to help developers meet the new demands of services-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web 2.0-centred enterprise applications on

Published on: May 9th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Microsoft preps security code for grid computing

Microsoft is developing a security language for grids, designed to deal with some of the security issues raised by grids' decentralized nature. Grids are becoming widely used in enterprises, as well as for

Published on: September 14th, 2006 Matthew Broersma

EMC unveils more details around grid tech strategy

EMC Corp. is stepping up its activities in the grid technology space via a tie-up with customer information management company Acxiom Corp., the storage giant announced last month. EMC is also making its

Published on: February 2nd, 2006 China Martens

Grid adoption perks up

In the staid world of insurance companies, The Hartford is making a name for itself by lashing together 200 servers to create a powerful grid that's tackling compute-intensive financial analytics. "Grid has mainly

Published on: June 23rd, 2005 Jennifer Stong-Michas

Study: Licensing stalls grid computing

A new report by The 451 Group suggests that the traditional per-CPU software licensing model is throwing a wrench in widespread adoption of grid computing. Because grids consume computing resources dynamically, growing and

Published on: June 2nd, 2005 Jennifer Mears

Getting to grips with grid

When you get right down to it, most computers spend a life sitting around waiting for work, and the unused CPU cycles perish into the ether. Grid computing, in its purest form, is

Published on: March 31st, 2005 Chris Conrath