Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Grid computing by the hour

The BBC is reporting that Sun are going to offer grid computing for $1 an hour. The CPU hour that is, so despite inital appearances, a calculation taking just a few actual seconds could run up several hundred bucks of charges before it's done.

Sun has always pushed thin client architectures, such as their Sun Ray range, but it's interesting to see them extend this into the world of grid computing.