August 4, 2011 | Vas Vasiliadis

In “Anatomy of the Grid," published in 2001, Ian Foster, Carl Kesselman, and Steve Tuecke posited that the central problem in Grid computing is “coordinated resource sharing and problem solving in dynamic, multi-institutional virtual organizations.” 10 years later, the virtual organization problem is still a very much at the heart of multi-institutional scientific collaboration.

June 10, 2011 | Vas Vasiliadis

.. is that they now come with enormous disks. So we are seeing research workers storing everything from patient Xrays to car proving-ground videos on their Windows-7 machines with terabyte disks.