Companies spurn grid computing

Companies are spurning grid computing, with only 8% adopting or planning to adopt the technology.

Companies are spurning grid computing, with only 8% adopting or planning to adopt the technology.

Technology integration consultant Morse questioned 100 IT managers about their attitudes to grid computing, and found that its popularity as a data processing platform is low, despite the hype built around it.

Almost 90 respondents said that grid computing was a low priority for their organisations, despite supplier promises that the technology can reduce data processing costs.

Grid computing sees clusters of servers pooling their resources to act as a single supercomputer for more powerful data processing.

Morse said one problem for grid computing is that many companies are still not sure what it actually is.

A third of respondents cited cost as a barrier to adopting grid computing, while over a third feared that it would be too complicated. There were also concerns about security.

Vanson Bourne carried out the survey on behalf of Morse.

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