Desktop Grid Computing

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  • Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Format: Hardback | 388 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 235mm x 23mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Boca Raton, FL
  • ISBN 10: 1439862141
  • ISBN 13: 9781439862148
  • Illustrations note: 106 black & white illustrations, 13 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,181,279

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Desktop Grid Computing presents common techniques used in numerous models, algorithms, and tools developed during the last decade to implement desktop grid computing. These techniques enable the solution of many important sub-problems for middleware design, including scheduling, data management, security, load balancing, result certification, and fault tolerance. The book's first part covers the initial ideas and basic concepts of desktop grid computing. The second part explores challenging current and future problems. Each chapter presents the sub-problems, discusses theoretical and practical issues, offers details about implementation and experiments, and includes references to further reading and notes. One of the first books to give a thorough and up-to-date presentation of this topic, this resource describes various approaches and models as well as recent trends that underline the evolution of desktop grids. It balances the theory of designing desktop grid middleware and architecture with applications and real-world deployment on large-scale platforms.

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Christophe Cerin, Universite Paris XIII, Villetaneuse, France Gilles Fedak, INRIA, University of Lyon, France

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I think that this book is a necessity-a necessity for researchers, teachers, students, and for people concerned by this topic in the industry. ... I hope that readers of this book will feel the extraordinary freedom that researchers in desktop grids or volunteer computing enjoy. I hope that students will engage themselves in this research domain and continue to reinvent it. -Franck Cappello, Co-Director, INRIA-Illinois Joint Laboratory on PetaScale Computing

Table of contents

The Birth Volunteer Computing and BOINC, David Anderson Open, Scalable and Self-Regulated Federations of Desktop Grids with OurGrid, Francisco Brasileiro and Nazareno Andrade The XtremWebCH Volunteer Computing Platform, Nabil Abdennadher, Marko Niinimaki, and Mohamed BenBelgacem XtremWeb-HEP: Designing Desktop Grid for the EGEE Infrastructure, Oleg Lodygensky, Etienne Urbah, and Simon Dadoun A Volunteer Computing Platform Experience for Neuromuscular Disease Problems, Nicolas Bard, Viktors Bertis, Raphael Bolze, and Frederic Desprez How to Work with XtremWeb, Condor, BOINC on Top of BonjourGrid, Christophe Cerin, Heithem Abbes, and Walid Saad How to Work with PastryGrid, Christophe Cerin and Heithem Abbes The Maturity and Beyond Challenges in Designing Scheduling Policies in Volunteer Computing, Trilce Estrada and Michela Taufer Modeling and Optimizing Availability of Non-Dedicated Resources, Artur Andrzejak and Derrick Kondo Security and Result Certification, Filipe Araujo and Patricio Domingues Data-Intensive Computing on Desktop Grids, Heshan Lin, Gilles Fedak, and Wu-chun Feng Roles of Desktop Grids in Hybrid Distributed Computing Infrastructures, Simon Delamare and Gilles Fedak Supporting Web 2.0 Communities by Volunteer Desktop Grids, Peter Kacsuk, Attila Marosi, Lovas Robert, and Jozsef Kovacs Programming Applications for Desktop Grids, Tamas Kiss and Gabor Terstyanszky Network Awareness in Volunteer Networks, Jon B. Weissman and Jinoh Kim Bibliography Index