Peer-to-Peer

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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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To understand the ideal attributes of storage for grids, it is important to look at the way grid computing operates.
At its core, grid computing is based on an open set of standards and protocols--e.
As a software company with ten years' experience in distributed and Grid computing and an extensive customer base, Platform is well positioned to deliver a commercially proven open source solution for Grid computing," said Dr.
GridGain is open source Java grid computing platform licensed under LGPL and Apache 2.
Built on a foundation of 11 years of high performance grid computing experience, Platform Symphony 2.
IBM's effort is the first commercial implementation of Grid Computing by a major industry player, and is seen as a validation both for the Grid concept and for Linux and Globus, an open-source project that has been developing software for Grids.
GridGain founder Nikita Ivanov says: "GridGain demonstrated that when grid computing is done right, it will be used by a wide range of applications - from big systems to small and from small startups to global corporations.
IBM and the other project leaders encourage computer owners worldwide to consider joining in and donating their spare processing power for this worthwhile project to develop a new generation of drugs to combat smallpox," said Tom Hawk, general manager, Grid computing for IBM.
com/reports/c53015) has announced the addition of the Frost & Sullivan report: European Markets for Grid Computing in Life Sciences R&D to their offering.
5 Grid Edition, an extension of the Phoenix ServerBIOS family, is a solution that allows companies to custom design a rock-solid server platform that's compatible with the grid computing model.