Grids , Clouds and Virtualization

  title={Grids , Clouds and Virtualization},
  author={Massimo Cafaro and Giovanni Aloisio},
This chapter introduces and puts in context Grids, Clouds and Virtualization. Grids promised to deliver computing power on demand. However, despite a decade of active research, no viable commercial grid computing provider has emerged. On the other hand, it is widely believed especially in the Business World that HPC will eventually become a commodity. Just as some commercial consumers of electricity have mission requirements that necessitate they generate their own power, some consumers of… CONTINUE READING
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