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Grid Computing

Hardback Computer Communications and Networks

Edited by Nikolaos Preve

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  • Publisher: Springer London Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 23mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 8 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: England
  • ISBN 10: 0857296752
  • ISBN 13: 9780857296757
  • Illustrations note: biography
  • Sales rank: 1,651,454

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This book presents research from many of the major projects involved in the emerging global grid infrastructure. With a particular focus on the practical advantages and applications of grid computing - including real case studies - the book provides an in-depth study of grid technology for a wide range of different needs. Topics: examines a remote instrumentation infrastructure, and a methodology to support e-science applications on e-infrastructures; describes the GEMS storage system, and pipeline workflows for optimizing end-to-end performance in wide-area networks; investigates semantic grid system architecture, social grid agents, and monitoring platforms designed for large-scale distributed systems; explores job control using service-level agreements; introduces the Composable Services Architecture for dynamic service provisioning, and the semantically driven communication middleware platform, Phoenix; discusses the PhyloGrid application, and a numerical simulation performed using grid computing.

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From the reviews: "This book on grid computing gathers contributions from a wide range of influential figures in the grid computing environment. ... As a reader, I can find a lot of information on grid computing in the public domain. ... this book serves as a good repository of articles on theories, architectures, infrastructure administration, and practical applications. Due to this diversity of contributions from successful influencers in grid computing, the book will be well appreciated by academia, researchers, and practitioners." (Harekrishna Misra, ACM Computing Reviews, July, 2012)

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Grid computing provides a mechanism for integrating, coordinating, and sharing heterogeneous computer resources. This continually evolving field now aims to completely disaggregate current computer platforms and distribute them across a network as resources that can be called into action by any eligible user or machine at any time. This accessible and broad-ranging text/reference presents valuable research and results from many of the major projects involved in the emerging global grid infrastructure. With a particular focus on the practical advantages and applications of grid computing including real case studies the book provides an in-depth study of grid technology for a wide range of different needs. Topics and features: Presents contributions from an international selection of experts in the fieldProvides summarizing abstracts and conclusions for each chapterExamines a remote instrumentation infrastructure, and a methodology to support e-science applications on e-infrastructuresDescribes the GEMS storage system, and pipeline workflows for optimizing end-to-end performance in wide-area networksInvestigates semantic grid system architecture, social grid agents, and monitoring platforms designed for large-scale distributed systemsExplores job control using service-level agreementsIntroduces the Composable Services Architecture for dynamic service provisioning, and the semantically driven communication middleware platform, PhoenixDiscusses the PhyloGrid application, and a numerical simulation performed using grid computing The deep insights that can be gleaned from the text make it a highly useful tool for researchers and professionals alike. Graduate students will also benefit from the extensive analysis on currently available grid systems."

Table of contents

Part I: E-Science, Applications, & Optimization Leveraging the Grid for e-Science: The Remote Instrumentation Infrastructure Alexey Cheptsov Supporting e-Science Applications on e-Infrastructure: Some Use Cases from Latin America Roberto Barbera, Francisco Brasileiro, Riccardo Bruno, Leandro Ciuffo, and Diego Scardaci GEMS: User Control for Cooperative Scientific Repositories Justin M. Wozniak, Paul Brenner, Santanu Chatterjee, Douglas Thain, Aaron Striegel, and Jesus Izaguirre Performance Analysis and Optimization of Linear Workflows in Heterogeneous Network Environments Qishi Wu and Yi Gu Part II: Resource Management, Allocation, & Monitoring Resource Management and Service Deployment in Grids Christos Chrysoulas and Nicolas Sklavos Social Grid Agents Gabriele Pierantoni, Brian Coghlan, and Eamonn Kenny Monitoring and Controlling Grid Systems Ciprian Dobre Part III: Grid Services & Middleware Service Level Agreement for Job Control in Grid and High-Performance Computing Roland Kubert Composable Services Architectures for Grids Vassiliki Pouli, Yuri Demchenko, Constantinos Marinos, Diego R. Lopez, and Mary Grammatikou Phoenix: Employing Smart Logic to a New Generation of Semantically Driven Information SystemsAggelos Liapis, Nasos Michas, and Nikitas Tsopelas Part IV: Grid Computing & Scientific Problems State-of-art with PhyloGrid: Grid Computing Phylogenetic Studies on the EELA-2 Project Infrastructure Raul Isea, Esther Montes, Antonio Juan Rubio-Montero, and Rafael Mayo The Usage of the Grid in the Simulation of the Comet Oort-Cloud Formation Giuseppe Leto, Marian Jakubik, Lubos Neslusan, and Piotr A. Dybczynski