The Future of Grid Computing in a Cloud-Enabled World

Assessing risk and making sense of large quantities of information requires extremely complex computations. Firms are continually looking to exploit new opportunities while meeting ever-increasing risk management and regulatory demands.

To keep up, computational solutions must become more flexible, faster, and more powerful. Traditionally grid computing has been considered the best way to leverage and maximize the industry’s capital investment in the computing components that perform these tasks.

This white paper considers grid’s place in a cloud-enabled world, addresses options for optimizing onsite system performance, and discusses alternative on-premises solutions such as hardware acceleration and supercomputers.