Grid computing, a concept that originated in supercomputing centers, is taking a step toward the mainstream: Sony will announce today that it will use the technology to accelerate its push into the emerging market for online games with thousands of players at a time.
Sony is teaming up with I.B.M. and Butterfly.net Inc., a software start-up that will build the grid for players who use Sony's PlayStation 2 video game consoles. The companies plan to demonstrate the technology next week at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.
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