Grid Computing on TechGrid
What is the Grid?
The Grid refers to an infrastructure that enables the integrated, collaborative use of high-end computers, networks, databases, and scientific instruments owned and managed by multiple organizations. Grid applications often involve large amounts of data and/or computing and often require secure resource sharing across organizational boundaries, and are thus not easily handled by today's Internet and Web infrastructures.
What is TechGrid?
TechGrid is a collection of over 1000 Windows PC's and the HPCC Unix and Linux multiprocessors organized into a computational grid. It may be accessed using Condor (all platforms) or Globus (Unix/Linux) software.