Apple's Xgrid

Apple's Xgrid technology makes it easy to turn an ad hoc group of Mac systems into a low-cost supercomputer. Leveraging the power of Mac OS X Server v10.4, Xgrid is an ideal distributed computing platform for individual researchers, specialized collaborators, and application developers.


Apple's Xgrid is a distributed computing platform that makes use of the BEEP technology to transfer data between Xgrid nodes, that are computational distributed tasks to be done.

The way computer grid nodes are located and used to build the grid is done through Bounjour, which is a technology based on Link Local, Multicast DNS and DNS service discovery.