Today, utility computing and Computing on Demand (CoD) could be parallelized to Grid computing because the latter is the best available technology to enable computing power as a massively available utility. In the present paper, iWatt, a naïve linear measurement for CoD services is introduced. The innovative feature of iWatt is considered to be the fact that facilitates both a consumption assignment to a Grid-ready service and a producing capability to CoD infrastructure in an analogous way to electric power device-network interaction. Experimental and benchmarking work need to be done in order to test practical issues for the proposed metric.
Vafopoulos, Michalis N., New Directions in Computing on Demand (CoD) (September 24, 2007). M. Vafopoulos, G. Gravvanis, and A. Platis. New directions in Computing on Demand (CoD) accepted in Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics & Conference its Applications (HERCMA 2007), September 2007, University of Economics & Business, Athens, Greece.