The folks at the Southern California Earthquake Center are rising rapidly to the top of the Electronic Seismologist's Favorite People List. First, because they are doing interesting work in keeping seismology on the leading edge of the IT world. Second (and far more important in their ESFPL ranking), they are more than willing to share their experiences through contributions to the ES. This issue the subject is “Grid Computing.” Although not the most overhyped IT term at the moment (that would be “Web Services”), grid computing is a phrase that gets tossed around in a lot of settings where the...

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