ERIC Number: ED484852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Grid Computing in K-12 Schools. Soapbox Digest. Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 2004
AEL, v3 n2 p1-5 Fall 2004
Grid computing allows large groups of computers (either in a lab, or remote and connected only by the Internet) to extend extra processing power to each individual computer to work on components of a complex request. Grid middleware, recognizing priorities set by systems administrators, allows the grid to identify and use this power without interfering with what the desktop or laptop user is doing. Though grid technology is in the early stages of development, past supercomputing projects for K-12 schools give a clear picture of what success can look like.
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Computer System Design, Computer Networks, Educational Technology, Computer Interfaces
IAETE at AEL, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free); Web site: wwwiate.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.