Xgrid: Apple to take on parallel and distributed computing


Apple is finally getting its act together and this might be its first real move into the grid computing space. Its X-Servers are perfect for any kind of grid solution, thanks to the BSD/Darwin heritage. I think the next thing Apple should focus on is developing mid-tier G5 based boxes for the telecom markets. In many ways, if Apple plays it right, it can easily mop-up half of Sun’s market for middle-to-high end workstations and servers.

bq. Apple is developing a distributed/parallel computing solution called Xgrid, according to the company’s Web site. Apple recently put up a mailing list, xgrid-users, which describes the product. [Think Secret]

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