Computer Communications and Networks

Grid Computing

Towards a Global Interconnected Infrastructure

Editors: Preve, Nikolaos P. (Ed.)

  • Provides an in-depth study of grid technology for a wide range of different needs, with a particular focus on the practical advantages and applications of grid computing
  • Presents contributions from an international selection of experts in the field
  • Provides summarizing abstracts and conclusions for each chapter
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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.

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  • Presents contributions from an international selection of experts in the field
  • Provides summarizing abstracts and conclusions for each chapter
  • 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

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.

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“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)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Leveraging the Grid for e-Science: The Remote Instrumentation Infrastructure

    Cheptsov, Alexey

    Pages 3-32

  • Supporting e-Science Applications on e-Infrastructures: Some Use Cases from Latin America

    Barbera, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • GEMS: User Control for Cooperative Scientific Repositories

    Wozniak, Justin M. (et al.)

    Pages 57-87

  • Performance Analysis and Optimization of Linear Workflows in Heterogeneous Network Environments

    Wu, Qishi (et al.)

    Pages 89-120

  • Resource Management and Service Deployment in Grids

    Chrysoulas, Christos (et al.)

    Pages 123-143

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grid Computing
Book Subtitle
Towards a Global Interconnected Infrastructure
Editors
  • Nikolaos P. Preve
Series Title
Computer Communications and Networks
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-676-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-676-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-675-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2669-0
Series ISSN
1617-7975
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 312
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