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off the grid

1. Not connected to municipal utility systems, such as the water supply or the main electrical grid. I just need to get enough solar panels installed to disconnect from the city's electricity supply and my house will be completely off the grid.
2. Free from governmental observation or control; not traceable through any means of commerce or communication that could be linked to one's identity. Fearing for his life, the whistle-blower from the intelligence agency was forced to live off the grid for a number of years, eschewing anything that might leave a digital footprint for someone to find.
See also: grid, off

live off the grid

1. To live without one's home connected to municipal utility systems, such as the water supply or the main electrical grid. I just need to get enough solar panels installed to disconnect from the city's electricity supply and I'll be able to live completely off the grid.
2. To exist outside of governmental observation; to be untraceable through any means of commerce or communication that could be linked to one's identity. Fearing for his life, the whistle-blower from the intelligence agency was forced to live off the grid for a number of years, eschewing anything that might leave a digital footprint for someone to find.
See also: grid, live, off

be off the grid

1. To live without one's home connected to municipal utility systems, such as water supply or the main electrical grid. I just need to get enough solar panels installed to disconnect from the city's electricity supply, and then I'll be off the grid.
2. To exist outside of governmental observation; to be untraceable through any means of commerce or communication that could be linked to one's identity. Fearing for his life, the whistle-blower from the intelligence agency was forced to be off the grid for a number of years, eschewing anything that might leave a digital footprint for someone to find.
See also: grid, off
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The creation of enterprise utilities and the application of grid economic models within the context of overall service-oriented architecture are the key drivers of activity, from a business perspective.
The 451 Grid Adoption Research Service (GARS) - an investigation into user experiences and vendor strategies - extends The 451 Group's proven expertise in analyzing the grid technology market.
Finally, Chapter 20 defines Hive Computing as a new type of resource that can be integrated into an existing Grid for handling all the transaction-oriented applications.
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We've had great success using our massive Global MetaProcessor Grid to target anthrax and cancer research," said United Devices CEO Ed Hubbard.
Together, Sun and the Globus Consortium can help broaden the reach of Grid technology in both research and the enterprise.
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel and Sun Microsystems have announced the formation of the Globus Consortium, a new industry group dedicated to the commercial advancement of the Globus Toolkit, an open standards building block for enterprise-level Grid implementations.
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It is not known if the absence of local cut vertices is essential for the existence of a Hamiltonian path in a triangular grid.
The United Devices grid solution will enable TACC to deploy a Grid that includes a much greater number of the computing systems at UT.
The Grid represents the next logical step in the development of distributed computing, and that is distributed processing.
Themed "Grid in 2007: Virtual Reality," the conference aims to cut through the noise surrounding mainstream virtualization technologies to examine what's real and what's not when it comes to grid delivering value as part of a data center consolidation or virtualization strategy.
A combination of ageing infrastructure, rising use of renewable energy sources which need to be integrated into the existing grid, rising demand for electricity, and improvement of energy security are beginning to translate into growth in the super grid market.
Grid computing has evolved into a well-understood architecture that provides users and applications the unimpeded use of a large pool of IT resources.