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Use of GPS to optimize computer access in Grid networks Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032050D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-20

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In Grid networks, where resources are highly distributed, minimizing the path to get access to computing resources is a mandatory requirement to reduce costs but requires sophisticated algorithms. A solution would be to install a Global Positioning System (GPS) on the machine, define a simple protocol to query the GPS information from a remote computer and determine which link is connected to which equipment.