Grid computing enables the virtualization of distributed computing and data resources such as processing, network bandwidth and storage capacity to create a single system. Organisations can optimize computing and data resources, pool them for large capacity workloads, share them across networks and enable collaboration. Grid computing involves linking groups of computers and storage devices together in a way that lets enterprises allocate those resources dynamically as they are needed. For example, when demand for a payroll application surges at the end of the month, enterprises should be able to shift the workload from that application onto additional servers, and move it off again when the peak load has passed.
ICE Systems can deliver a Grid computing environment that will allow organisations to improve performance and realise the potential of its current infrastructure by managing the utilisation and by providing a truely agile IT environment. There are many environments where a grid computing solution can be utilised, such as data mining, modelling, graphics and animation, risk and financial calculations.