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Metacomputing is a technology designed to integrate multiple computing resources to develop a variety of applications related to business, management, industry and software. Metacomputing technology is also used to gather, interpret and analyze data from various databases and devices.
The goal of a metacomputing system is to facilitate transparent resource and network heterogeneity by effectively using all network grid resources.
The metacomputing concept was developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in the late 1980s, as programming engineers realized that increasing computational demands required multiple computing system connectivity. Recent metacomputing developments include large computer grids that operate like virtual networked supercomputers.
A metacomputing system is a made up of the following components:
Metacomputing advantages include: