Distributed image processing over an adaptive Campus Grid
Many textbooks and articles have discussed the fact that latency and throughput aren't opposites. Consider the well-known comparison of the throughput of a modern cargo ship packed with tapes on a two-week journey with the bandwidth in today's fastest networks. The cargo ship wins big-time. Clearly, if you wish to send a small packet, the Internet is a better option. However, for transferring a very large database, low-tech options would prove faster.