What You Should Do

By John McCormick  |  Posted 2002-11-01 Print this article Print

Project managers at Bristol-Myers Squibb think they can aggregate the processing power of thousands of under-utilized PCs—and save the drugmaker millions in the process.

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What You Should Do When Considering Grid Computing

  1. Do demos. Overcome resistance by showing workers that tying their PCs into the grid won't disrupt their jobs.
  2. Put things in order. Figure out which grid programs are going to run when. User-governance committees can help set priorities.
  3. Educate everyone. Bring the entire organization up to speed on do's and don'ts, like leaving grid-connected PCs on at night.
  4. Make conversions. If you're looking to partition pieces of a Unix or Linux program over a grid of Windows PCs, you'll need to tweak the application to run on Windows.


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