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Peer-to-Peer

A loan to a start-up or other new company from a source other than a financial institution. A lender often charges high interest in a P to P loan. This provides the borrower with financing needed to maintain operations until it becomes profitable. See also: Angel investor.
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He also believes technologies that have been highly successful, such as grid computing, will be extended into other business operations where it makes sense to share those opportunities.
Storage for grid computing requires a global filing system in order to present a single storage space to the workloads--providing both transparency of location as well as access to data.
While organizations are increasingly aware of Grid Computing and its benefits, the research, independently conducted by Quocirca, a leader in Business and IT analysis, suggests that most have yet to act on this understanding.
As a Sponsor Member of the Globus Consortium, Intel will help foster the use of the Globus Toolkit as a key tool to better harness grid computing.
Grid computing enables the virtualization of distributed computing and data resources such as processing, network bandwidth and storage capacity to create one system image, granting users and applications seamless access to vast IT capabilities.
Platform is working closely with the Globus Project to perform quality assurance, improve documentation, and achieve interoperability and seamless integration with commercial workload management and Grid computing applications.
We believe that Grid computing and the emerging Grid protocols will grow beyond their current home in the academic world and become a foundation for the delivery of computing to business customers as a utility-like service over the Internet," says Dev Mukherjee, IBM's vice president of e-sourcing strategy.
GridGain and Grid Dynamics share a common perspective about grid computing, from both the technical and business points of view.
With grid, IT decision makers should think big, yet start small by building a business case with one or a couple of grid-enabled applications or departments," said Ian Baird, Chief Business Architect, Platform Computing, at his keynote address to over 200 European CIOs at analyst firm IDC's first major European grid computing event.
Societe Generale needed to roll out a grid computing solution very quickly and reliably.
Through a grid computing approach, users are able to get various infrastructure capabilities, such as storage or databases, on an on-demand basis across the grid.