Sony and IBM have [URL=]announced[/URL] they will be working together in order to move the PS2 Network to, an IBM-backed service that applies the grid computing concept in which multiple servers work together as a virtual supercomputer.

Something similar has been used for a while by publishers of multiplayer PC games, now this seems a logical step for Sony who certainly hopes this will give them serious advantage against Microsoft in terms of simplicity and reliability (end user side).