To Go Corporate, the Grid Must be Secured

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Grid computing is normally considered the province of the academic andscientific world.... the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence(SETI), the Earth System Grid, the European Data Grid, the TeraGrid andother such projects have popularized the field and created a whole newcategory of computing.

And the commercial sector has begun to take notice.

''Companies that rely on computationally intensive tasks, such asrendering frames of movies, hardware verification, software building,infrastructure testing and some financial applications, are attracted tothe same tools that scientists use for the grid,'' says Ian Alderman, aPh.D student, who also is a member of the