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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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'Mini grids are now one of the core solutions for closing the energy access gap.
With much lower impedance and resistance than conventional technology, superconducting cables can be strategically placed in the electric grid to draw flow away from overtaxed conventional cables or overhead lines, thereby relieving network congestion and providing a more environmentally friendly power solution than copper-based systems.
* Section 5, including Chapters 16 to 20 (Grid Computing Adoption in Research and Industry, Grids in Lifesciences, Grids in the Telecommunications Sector, Grids in other Industries, Hive Computing for Transaction Processing Grids), presents different application areas for Grids, with specific real world examples.
As workloads change dynamically throughout the grid, so must storage.
A path with length n in a grid G is a sequence of elements, [E.sub.1][E.sub.2] ...
"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.
Shared use of IT resources, like clusters, organic IT, utility computing, and more Oracle included grid in the name of its latest database [10g] and Sun renamed its N1 initiative as 'N1 Grid'.
China's university system will save on development costs, since each school can focus on its area of expertise--e-learning or life sciences, for example--and tap into other applications as needed via the Grid.
Likewise, since May 1999, Saab Automobile AB has been using Sun's free ONE Grid Engine to create a pool of 100 Sun workstations for external aerodynamics and other CFD simulations.
-- Execute applications via a transparent interface to Grid Engine software
For example, no decrease was observed in a 50% tissue culture infective dose (TCI[D.sub.50]) of poliovirus samples after they were mounted on the grid and stained with 2.5 mM (1.6%) phosphotungstic acid, pH 7.0.
AVAKI 2.5 incorporates compute and data grid enhancements, including advanced caching mechanisms that increase data grid performance.
At the same time, 36 Photographs and 12 Diagrams is the point of departure for several intertwined movements--between the grid and its deformation, th e support and the emulsion, black-and-white and color--in which the status of the photograph as a trace of its object is complexly ensnared.
Sun's Grid Engine distributed resource management (DRM) software is a driving force behind grid implementations in technical, commercial and academic research computing environments worldwide.
Just as end-users tap into their local electric grid and pay only for the power they use, utility computing customers will be able to tap into a mammoth computer grid and be charged on the same basis for their IT services.