The End of Grid Computing?

Is grid computing on the decline? Guy Tel-Zur asks this question on his blog:
“In the year 2003 the MIT Technology review ranked “Grid Computing” among the 10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World [1]. We are now four years later and something is not going well with “Grid Computing”. An indication that there is a problem can easily be seen by looking at the “Google Trends” plot for the term “Grid Computing”:

Grid evangelist Ian Foster immediatly comments back:
“I don’t think you can read too much into Google Trends. Certainly it captures the fact that “virtualization” has replaced “grid” as the most popular industry buzzword. But given that industry has used grid mostly to mean “cluster” (e.g., Oracle 10-G, SGE), that doesn’t say too much about grid per se.” Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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