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Grid Computing

Towards a Global Interconnected Infrastructure

By Nikolaos P. Preve

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Focusing on the practical advantages and applications of grid computing, this book examines grid technology across a wide span of situations. The coverage includes real-world case studies from many major projects in the emerging global grid infrastructure.

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-8572-9675-7
  • 327 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: June 23, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $129.00
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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.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Part I: E
  2. Science, Applications, & Optimization.
  3. Leveraging the Grid for e
  4. Science.
  5. Supporting e
  6. Science Applications on e
  7. Infrastructure.
  8. GEMS.
  9. Performance Analysis and Optimization of Linear Workflows in Heterogeneous Network Environments.
  10. Part II: Resource Management, Allocation, & Monitoring.
  11. Resource Management and Service Deployment in Grids.
  12. Social Grid Agents.
  13. Monitoring and Controlling Grid Systems.
  14. Part III: Grid Services & Middleware.
  15. Service Level Agreement for Job Control in Grid and High
  16. Performance Computing.
  17. Composable Services Architectures for Grids.
  18. Phoenix.
  19. Part IV: Grid Computing & Scientific Problems.
  20. State
  21. of
  22. art with PhyloGrid.
  23. The Usage of the Grid in the Simulation of the Comet Oort
  24. Cloud Formation.
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