As reported in a ZDNet article,
The program will serve as a showcase for IBM's grid technologies and the company's on-demand initiative. Grid computing links pools of computers, storage devices and networks to help companies more efficiently manage workloads and computing systems by tapping resources as they're needed.Read the full article for more details.
IBM said the program targets software makers developing programs for small and medium-size businesses. Developers can log onto Big Blue's Virtual Loaner Program and schedule access to one or more IBM servers for up to 14 days. The process takes less than two hours to complete, and developers can expand capacity as needed, IBM said.