Sunday, September 2, 2007

Web 2.0 and Grid

Certainly, Web 2.0 is here, likewise, Grid computing is out there.

Today, most of the Internet users have used some Web 2.0 application, due to her interaction with some popular web sites such as:,,,,,,, These sites deal with either user communication or look up information, hidding to end user its complexity operation.

Every day, more Internet users have access to more information and more powerful tools to mine the new Internet. This user is not just a consumer, instead a prosumer (producer and consumer). Then, she demands a powerful and scalable computational infrastructure to carry out the tasks, in a near future, become a daily tasks such as: determine investment targets, forecast the weather for planning your next vacation, resolve complex mathematical models for her research at chemestry class, and so on.

The goal must be: keep closing the gap between access to complex computational infrastructures and non-geek user in order to do her daily task.

Then, "ask not what internet can do for you - ask what you can do for internet", next big web application is waiting for be developed.

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