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Internet Insight: Girding for Grids

Scheme promises big boost in computing power.

Veritas Upgrades Backup, Clustering Apps

NetBackup Pro 3.5 faster on Windows; Cluster Server 2.0 adds AIX support.

Sun Takes Grid Computing to Next Level

Sun released Tuesday its Grid Engine Enterprise Edition 5.3, an updated beta version of the company's widely adopted resource allocation software that already manages in excess of 118,000 CPUs.

The Processor Scavengers

Distributed computing startups feed CPU-hungry applications.

In EdgeSuite Akamai Trusts

Despite the economic slump, the death of a co-founder in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and other impediments, Akamai Technologies executives say their company will continue to evolve into an ambitious provider of edge computing to large businesses.

Amazon Sues to Block Exec Defection

It may not have the makings of a Tom Clancy thriller, but the legal battle between and a key former employee with plans to defect to eBay adds another plot twist to the rivalry between two of the biggest competitors in online retailing.

Hosted CRM Targets the Enterprise

| will enhance its offering's integration, security and data sharing capabilities.

Speedera Closes Ranks With Partners

If you ask Speedera Networks executives how they view the content distribution marketplace, they will tell you that the race is down to two horses, Speedera and Akamai Technologies, and they say Speedera is the channel partners' best bet.

Feel the Power of the Computer Grid

The networks are now used for research, but commercial grids are not far away.

Fast Breaks Newsfront: August 6, 2001

IBM is working to make supercomputing resources available to anyone through its work on grid computing, which will deliver computing power much like a power company delivers electricity.

What Matters in E-Commerce

Part 2. Last week, I tried to explain why I think so many online businesses have been failing: I attributed the failures to a lack of consumer demand for Internet-based services when traditional retail and service outlets serve just fine.

#1 Akamai

Taking content delivery to the edge

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