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Oracle® Database 10g Insider Solutions by Richard Stroupe, John Kanagaraj, Arun Kumar R.

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Grid Technology Unveiled

Grid technology is built on the idea that computing can be considered as a utility, like the electric power grid or the telephone network. These utilities are meant to be unbreakable and highly available for consumers. Likewise, the primary initiative for grid computing at organizations is improving affordability and availability of enterprise systems. Organizations are looking at different ways to improve the system availability and process efficiencies at lower expenses. This forms the client-side view on utility computing. From a server-side view, grid computing achieves this goal by consolidating islands of hardware and using centralized tools to allocate and manage resources more effectively. Looking at the utilization ...

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