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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 Terralliance Grid consists of a heterogeneous collection of tightly coupled rack mounted servers and workstations together with fast engineering workstations located throughout the Boulder office.
As workloads change dynamically throughout the grid, so must storage.
A triangular grid, quadrilateral grid, tetrahedral grid, and hexahedral grid is a grid consisting entirely of triangles, quadrilaterals, tetrahedra and hexahedra, respectively.
HP views the Grid as an important strategic space and a key component of the HP Adaptive Enterprise, which helps enterprises become agile and simplifies their access to global enterprise computing solutions," said Greg Astfalk, chief scientist, office of strategy and technology, HP.
AVAKI Corporation offers the first commercial grid software solution to provide highly secure, wide-area access to processing, data and application resources in a single, uniform operating environment.
For more information about IBM Grid Computing, visit http://www.
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IBM and the other project leaders encourage computer owners worldwide to consider joining in and donating their spare processing power for this worthwhile project to develop a new generation of drugs to combat smallpox," said Tom Hawk, general manager, Grid computing for IBM.
Grid Computing has been used for some time in research and financial settings as a way to harness the processing power of dozens--and sometimes hundreds or thousands--of computers.
NEW YORK -- A new report by The 451 Group provides a 'state of the market' look at enterprise grid computing, and the evolution of grid computing and deployment dynamics across different vertical industries, including financial services, telecom, pharmaceutical, digital media and manufacturing.
Through the partnership, TACC and United Devices will establish a campus-scale computing Grid at UT--the largest university in the United States--that will utilize United Devices' industry-leading Enterprise MetaProcessor software for harnessing the under-utilized cycles of computers running either Windows or Linux operating systems.
While still relatively new, The Grid promises a true paradigm shift in the way people use computing resources, and in the underlying architecture of the Internet itself.
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.
5 Grid Edition, a solution for designing and building 32/64-bit brick, blade and grid-compatible servers.
Availigent, a leading provider of Application Service Management software for Linux-based, dynamic data centers, has joined the Open Grid Forum to accelerate the development of a common set of standards for grid computing.