Difference between Cloud computing and Grid computing


  1. This might be a dumb question but is grid computing kind of like a mesh network set up for the architecture of the network? I’m just now starting to study systems management, so there’s a lot of things that interest me relative to different topologys and network architecture.

  2. Yes , kind of.. grid is usually deployed to get services from different ends or computers than to heavily rely on one CPU. The grid can be thought of as a distributed system with non-interactive workloads to be more precise. The major work is carried out on middleware. The unit that manages tasks for other processors is called as Control node, which is centralized..

  3. Can we say?
    In cloud we’ve got a hardware and we need the software?
    In grid we’ve got a software but we need more hardware?
    Is that it?

  4. Absolutely…But as a developer or pro in distributed computing environment. The way data is processed is different.. But it is really worth exploring these technologies.. I think we should try to analyse how systematically requests are handled in this large concepts….
    For summarizing ur words are correct…
    Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

  5. validating of security: Maintaining and validating what’s happening in the cloud can become a secondary concern. This can lead some companies to lose track of the exact security posture of their cloud environments. though companies follow strict access, Here is find cloud little bit insecure. I think there is lot to be improved on cloud, for now i see cloud as more democratized as a person with hand full of money can experience or experiment large computational power. But for security reason cloud gives lesser control to the data flow , than in server.

  6. Grid computing uses “Infrastructure as a service” while cloud computing uses “Software as a service”, ….Hmm…I dont agree with this statement..

    Cloud computing systems deliver infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and software as a service……Grid computing systems are typically not service providers….they are generally a bunch of autonomous systems trying to solve a single problem…(the problem is generally embarrassingly parallel)….The concept of service based computing comes from utility computing (cloud computing)..

    There is a philosophical difference between Cloud and Grid :
    In the Grid, every person comes with his/her own plate of biryani and solves the bigger problem of eating biryani together… In the cloud, there is a huge container of biryani and people pay per gram and eat … 😀

    Eg: of grid : SETI@home
    Eg: of cloud : Gmail, Icloud, Amazon EC2, S3, AppEngine, Force.com,etc..

  7. No that is not a Grid. The reason is the PC are not interlinked to do share the processor time. A grid could be like a PC connected to 3 printers. and you have 9 papers to print. The PC prints 3 papers on each printer concurrently. Just an example..

  8. Cloud is not centralized in full sense. It is decentralized as well.. Example could be like. You have a web application that is stored in one data center, this is centralized and this database is replicated over different centers as well, Decentralized..

  9. Is grid computing different from distributed computing or its a part of distributed computing?

  10. Sounds like a nice example:
    Grid: Office PotLuck; People bring resources and share with others.
    Cloud: More like dining at a buffet, but here only one type of buffet, reserved, but not dedicated.

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