Wednesday, November 01, 2006

UPS and Grid Computing

“Using technology to differentiate ourselves from our competitors has always been fundamental to our success, and it’s one of the reasons we’re moving forward with [grid] technology,” Brian Cucci, manager of the Advanced Technology Group at UPS said during a Webcast last week with DataSynapse, the company that supplies the Atlanta-based company its grid software.
The software, called Grid Server, is now in production use at UPS and lets the company distribute a billing invoice application that once ran on an expensive mainframe across a group of cheaper x86 systems running Linux.
“Most of the organizations we spoke to adopted grid in a little different way. They pursued it to solve that killer business problem such as not having enough horsepower with their existing infrastructure,” Cucci said. "

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