Grid Computing

Towards a Global Interconnected Infrastructure

  • Nikolaos P. Preve

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. E-Science, Applications, and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roberto Barbera, Francisco Brasileiro, Riccardo Bruno, Leandro Ciuffo, Diego Scardaci
      Pages 33-55
    3. Justin M. Wozniak, Paul Brenner, Santanu Chatterjee, Douglas Thain, Aaron Striegel, Jesús Izaguirre
      Pages 57-87
  3. Resource Management, Allocation, and Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Christos Chrysoulas, Nicolas Sklavos
      Pages 123-143
    3. Gabriele Pierantoni, Brian Coghlan, Eamonn Kenny
      Pages 145-170
    4. Ciprian Dobre
      Pages 171-201
  4. Grid Services and Middleware

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Vassiliki Pouli, Yuri Demchenko, Constantinos Marinos, Diego R. Lopez, Mary Grammatikou
      Pages 223-247
    3. Aggelos Liapis, Nasos Mixas, Nikitas Tsopelas
      Pages 249-273
  5. Grid Computing and Scientific Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Raul Isea, Esther Montes, Antonio Juan Rubio-Montero, Rafael Mayo
      Pages 277-291
    3. Giuseppe Leto, Ján Astaloš, Marián Jakubík, Luboš Neslušan, Piotr A. Dybczyński
      Pages 293-306
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-312

About this book


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 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.

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikolaos P. Preve
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer Eng.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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