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Grid technologies : emerging from distributed architectures to virtual organizations

Author: M P Bekakos; G A Gravvanis; Hamid Arabnia
Publisher: Southampton, UK ; Billerica, MA : WIT Press, ©2006.
Series: Advances in management information series, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Serves as a reference for the realisation and use of various Grid technology issues. In this book, working experts describe their implementation research including results that are divided into two  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M P Bekakos; G A Gravvanis; Hamid Arabnia
ISBN: 9781845640552 1845640551
OCLC Number: 76910405
Description: iv, 475 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Visualization services on the Grid - state of the art in Grid-based visualization Introduction; Related work; Integrating visualization into grid applications; Basic technologies for grid-based visualization; The GVK concept; Applications; Conclusions and future work Chapter 2: Network and service aware Grid resource assignment Introduction; Survey of related work; Grid models; Network aware scheduling; Service aware scheduling; Resource-to-service partitioning; Summary Chapter 3: Grid service architecture for videoconferencing Introduction; Related work; Global-MMCS; Audiovisual collaboration in Global-MMCS; Implementation and performance; Conclusion and future work Chapter 4: Building a Grid of Grids: messaging substrates and information management Introduction: classifying Grid families; Building message-based services: internet-on-internet; Context and information environments (CIE); Summary Chapter 5: Replica management services on the Grid: Evolving from a centralized design to a fully distributed, scalable and fault-tolerant peer-to-peer infrastructure Introduction; The Data Grid architecture; Timeline of RLD implementations; Using a peer-to-peer system as the basis of a scalable RLS; Design; Implementation; Related work; Conclusion Chapter 6: Towards trustworthy Grids: fundamentals of computer security and Grid security Importance of Grid security; Security fundamentals; Grid security backgrounds; Summary Chapter 7: Towards trustworthy Grids: trust negotiation and multiparty joint authentication in Grids Trust aware Grids; Mathematical instance of trust model; Trust aware Grid application; Multiparty authentication in Grids; Summary Chapter 8: The personal Grid e-workplace (g-work) Introduction; Related work; ICTs for development projects and policies; G-work: semantic integration and personal grid e-workspace; Conclusion and future work Chapter 9: State-of-arts: workflow management for Grid computing Introduction; Concept of workflow; Grid workflow: workflow system in computational Grids; Survey of research efforts on Grid workflow; Research challenges for future work Chapter 10: WebCom-G: middleware to hide the Grid Introduction; Current Grid space; WebCom MetaComputer; WebCom as a Grid middleware; Condensed graphs applications; Looking forward Chapter 11: Work coordination for Grid computing Introduction; Grid workflow management systems; Grid coordination paradigms; Selected Grid workflow systems; Java CoG Kit workflow; Conclusion Chapter 12: Grid computing: towards building supercomputing platforms Introduction to Grid environment; Categories and basic Grid layers; Grid impact to society; Globus Toolkit; MPICH-G2; Installation procedure of MPICH-G2; A Typical application in the digital systems lab; Appendix Chapter 13: Towards a pilot Grid platform for internet high performance computations Open Grid architecture for internet distributed processing; Pilot digital platform creation; Uploading on server and cluster definition; Distributed vs. Grid computing at experimentation level; Normalized approximate inverse preconditioning; Parallel preconditioned conjugate gradient method; Case study; Conclusions Chapter 14: An overview of Grid-based Monte Carlo computing Introduction; Components of Monte Carlo methods and Grid-based Monte Carlo methods; The Grid-based Monte Carlo paradigm; Parallel random number generation on the Grid; Improving the performance and trustworthiness of Grid-based Monte Carlo computing; Monte Carlo applications on the Grid; Conclusions; Future research directions Chapter 15: A Grid infrastructure of custom processing elements for scientific computations Introduction; Scientific application areas suitable for systolic array mapping; Realization and mapping of matrix algorithms; Systolic and wavefront arrays; The Butterfly method for solving linear systems; Functional-operational description of the (P+S)M-DEWAP; The rectangular systolic array; Conclusive remarks Chapter 16: Service Grid for business computing Introduction; Grid computing overview; Web services orientation; Service-oriented Grid; Integrated service platform for integration; Challenges and considerations
Series Title: Advances in management information series, 5.
Responsibility: edited by M.P. Bekakos, G.A Gravvanis, H.R. Arabnia ; foreword by G. Papakonstantinou.
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