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The demand for computing power in computational electromagnetics (CEM) is continuously increasing. Meanwhile, cooperative engineering is becoming more and more present in daily research and development workflows. Projects are often developed by teams, which interact remotely, and need tighter and tighter connectivity. Grid computing (GC), from the perspective of progress in computer networks, seems a promising way to satisfy both the need of high-performance computing platforms, and the requirements for effective cooperative computing. In this paper, researchers involved in CEM are introduced to grid computing, and to the use of grid computing for CEM. Two real applications are proposed, with a critical discussion on potential benefits and drawbacks with respect to alternative strategies.