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What is the difference between Cloud Computing and Grid Computing.
Offlate we see lot of hosting ads regarding Grid Hosting / Cloud Hosting. Do they refer to the same technology or they are different.
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to sum things up:

* cloud computing is when when you use computing resources as if they were utility services like gas and electricity.
* grid computing is when you gather a lot of discrete computing resources and put them all to work on a single computing task.

having said that, vendors often confuse things up so you have to check the details...

there is a lot of cloud computing going on, not that much grid computing :)

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