Is grid computing  in the field of bioinformatics more than a buzzword?
Folding@Home Distributed Computing
Folding@Home is a distributed computing project in which people all over the world download and run software on their PC's to create one of the largest supercomputers that has ever been used to predict protein folding.
MyGrid aims to use the power of grid computing to "provide middleware layers that make it appropriate for the immediate needs of bioinformatics".
- Wikipedia:Grid computing
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- Muan Hong Ng, Steven Johnston, Bing Wu, Stuart E. Murdock, Kaihsu Tai, Hans Fangohr, Simon J. Cox, Jonathan W. Essex, Mark S. P. Sansom, Paul Jeffreys. BioSimGrid: grid-enabled biomolecular simulation data storage and analysis. Future Gener. Comput. Syst. 2006 doi:10.1016/j.future.2005.10.005