Computing Fabrics (1998-2003)

On May 19, 2003: Eric Lundquist, Editor-in-Chief of eWeek, recognized that IBM's On-Demand Computing, HP's Adaptive Enterprise, and Sun's N1 are all movements towards Computing Fabrics as we first predicted them in 1998.

On January 7, 2002: eWeek called our 1998 Computing Fabrics Cover Story "Prescient"
and declared The Grid, a subset of Computing Fabrics, "The Next Big Thing".

Riding the
Third Wave

In the News 2002-2004

Computing's Next Wave 1998
(The First Report)

The Next Big Thing 2002
Computing Fabrics & Grids

The Three Waves of Computing


Defined & Compared


Conferences & Workshops

The Bigger Picture


Computing's Next Wave
Computing Fabrics Stories - 1998

Full Text of Selected Infomaniacs' Guides, Analyses, and Reviews
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COVER STORY: Forget client/server and distributed computing. Two noted researchers predict Computing Fabrics will be the next big thing, delivering lots of cheap processing power.

October 5, 1998

This provocative special report was written exclusively for PC Week by noted researchers Erick Von Schweber and Linda Von Schweber and is based on their research. The two are founders of Infomaniacs, an IT think tank that focuses on next-generation computing for clients and partners ranging from startups to the Fortune 50.
The Stories
Computing's Next Wave
(in print and on-line)
This is the main story.
Distributed UNIX Soon May Be Woven into the NT Fabric
(in print and on-line)
Computing Fabrics to Refashion Industry
(on-line only)
The Technologies of Computing Fabrics
(on-line only)



By Linda Von Schweber
& Erick Von Schweber

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Updated May 28, 2003