Fundamentals of Grid Computing

Fundamentals of Grid Computing

Hardback Chapman and Hall/CRC Numerical Analy and Scient Comp.

Edited by Frederic Magoules

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  • Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Format: Hardback | 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 236mm x 23mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 7 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Boca Raton, FL
  • ISBN 10: 1439803676
  • ISBN 13: 9781439803677
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 60 black & white illustrations, 17 black & white tables

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The integration and convergence of state-of-the-art technologies in the grid have enabled more flexible, automatic, and complex grid services to fulfill industrial and commercial needs, from the LHC at CERN to meteorological forecasting systems. Fundamentals of Grid Computing: Theory, Algorithms and Technologies discusses how the novel technologies of semantic web and workflow have been integrated into the grid and grid services. The book explains how distributed mutual exclusion algorithms offer solutions to transmission and control processes. It also addresses the replication problem in data grids with limited replica storage and the problem of data management in grids. After comparing utility, grid, autonomic, and cloud computing, the book presents efficient solutions for the reliable execution of applications in computational grid platforms. It then describes a fault tolerant distributed scheduling algorithm for large-scale distributed applications, along with broadcasting algorithms for institutional grids. The final chapter shows how load balancing is integrated into a real-world scientific application. Helping readers develop practical skills in grid technology, the appendices introduce user-friendly open source software written in Java. One of the software packages covers strategies for data replication in the grid. The other deals with the implementation of a simulator for distributed scheduling in grid environments. The various technology presented in this book demonstrates the wide aspects of interest in grid computing as well as the many possibilities and venues that exist in this research area. This interest will only further evolve as numerous exciting developments still await us.

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Frederic Magoules is a professor in the Applied Mathematics and Systems Laboratory at Ecole Centrale Paris in Chatenay-Malabry, France.

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... the common characteristics [of the nine chapters] are the clear exposition and the practical view, especially in what concerns the available implementations of the concepts. ... The introductory chapters as well as the ones referring to recent trends can be useful for graduate students who are interested in distributed computing, while the chapters addressing data management, scheduling, synchronization, fault tolerance or broadcasting provide new solutions for researchers and practitioners already initiated in grid computing techniques. -Zentralblatt MATH, 1191 This book shows, in some sense, the way to the future, where next generation middleware such as those described here will replace in the production infrastructure the more rudimentary ones in use today. Therefore, I am sure that the readers will greatly benefit from this insightful journey in the heart of the grids, a key technology in a very large number of scientific endeavors. -From the Foreword by Guy Wormser, Institut des Grilles, CNRS, Orsay, France

Table of contents

Grid Computing Overview, Frederic Magoules, Thi-Mai-Huong Nguyen, and Lei Yu Introduction Definitions Classifying grid systems Grid applications Grid architecture Grid computing projects Grid evolution Synchronization Protocols for Sharing Resources in Grid Environments, Julien Sopena, Luciana Arantes, Fabrice Legond-Aubry, and Pierre Sens Introduction Token-based mutual exclusion algorithms Mutual exclusion algorithms for large configurations Composition approach to mutual exclusion algorithms Composition properties and its natural effects Performance evaluation Data Replication in Grid Environment, Thi-Mai-Huong Nguyen and Frederic Magoules Introduction Data replication System architecture Selective-rank model for replication system Selective-rank replication algorithm Evaluation Data Management in Grids, Jean-Marc Pierson Introduction From data sources to databases ... to data sources Positioning the data management in grids within distributed systems Links with the other services of the middleware Problems and some solutions Toward pervasive, autonomic and on-demand data management Future of Grids Resources Management, Fei Teng and Frederic Magoules Introduction Several computing paradigm Definition of cloud computing Cloud services Cloud resource management Future direction of resource scheduling Fault Tolerance and Availability Awareness in Computational Grids, Xavier Besseron, Mohamed-Slim Bouguerra, Thierry Gautier, Erik Saule, and Denis Trystram Introduction Background and definitions Multi-objective scheduling for safety Stable memory-based protocols Stochastic checkpoint model analysis issues Implementations Fault Tolerance for Distributed Scheduling in Grids, Lei Yu and Frederic Magoules Introduction Fault tolerance in distributed systems Distributed scheduling model Fault detection and repairing in the tree structure Distributed scheduling algorithm SimGrid and simulation design Evaluation Related work Broadcasting for Grids, Christophe Cerin, Luiz-Angelo Steffenel, and Hazem Fkaier Introduction Broadcastings Heuristics for broadcasting Related work and related methods Load Balancing Algorithms for Dynamic Networks, Jacques M. Bahi, Raphael Couturier, and Abderrahmane Sider Introduction A taxonomy for load balancing Distributed load balancing algorithms for static networks Distributed load balancing algorithms for dynamic networks Implementation A practical example: the advection diffusion application Appendix A: Implementation of the Replication Strategies in OptorSim, Thi-Mai-Huong Nguyen and Frederic Magoules Appendix B: Implementation of the Simulator for the Distributed Scheduling Model, Lei Yu and Frederic Magoules Index Concluding remarks and References appear at the end of each chapter.