Grid Computing: Software Environments And Tools by Jose Cardoso CunhaGrid Computing: Software Environments And Tools by Jose Cardoso Cunha

Grid Computing: Software Environments And Tools

byJose Cardoso CunhaEditorOmer F. Rana

Paperback | December 21, 2005

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Grid Computing requires the use of software that can divide and farm out pieces of a program to as many as several thousand computers. This book explores processes and techniques needed to create a successful Grid infrastructure. Leading researchers in Europe and the US look at the development of specialist tools and environments which will encourage the convergence of the parallel programming, distributed computing and data management communities.

Specific topics covered include:

  • An overview of structural and behavioural properties of Computer Grid applications
  • Discussion of alternative programming techniques
  • Case studies displaying the potential of Computer Grids in solving real problems

This book is unique in its outline of the needs of Computational Grids both in integration of high-end resources using OGSA/Globus, and the loose integration of Peer-2-Peer/Entropia/United Devices. Readers will gain an insight on the limitations of existing approaches as well as the standardisation activities currently taking place.

Title:Grid Computing: Software Environments And ToolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pagesPublished:December 21, 2005Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1852339985

ISBN - 13:9781852339982

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Table of Contents

Virtualization in Grids: A Semantical Approach.- Virtualization in Grids: A Semantical Approach.- Using Event Models in Grid Design.- Using Event Models in Grid Design.- Intelligent Grids.- Intelligent Grids.- Programming and Process.- A Grid Software Process.- Grid Programming with Java, RMI, and Skeletons.- User Environments and Tools.- A Review of Grid Portal Technology.- A Framework for Loosely Coupled Applications on Grid Environments.- Toward GRIDLE: A Way to Build Grid Applications Searching Through an Ecosystem of Components.- Programming, Composing, Deploying for the Grid.- ASSIST As a Research Framework for High-Performance Grid Programming Environments.- A Visual Programming Environment for Developing Complex Grid Applications.- Applications.- Solving Computationally Intensive Engineering Problems on the Grid Using Problem Solving Environments.- Design Principles for a Grid-enabled Problem-solving Environment to Be Used by Engineers.- Toward the Utilization of Grid Computing in Electronic Learning.

Editorial Reviews

No review will do this book justice. Being in the field of Grid Computing, I know how hard it is to find a text that covers the Software Engineering aspects of Grid without the heavy math presentation and chapters of theory upon theory. There is nothing wrong with theory of Grid Computing, but after reading the basics you need to actually architect and build your applications for Grid. This is the first book that covers Grid Computing from the architects' perspective - and does so in a practical matter.This book aims at demonstrating and teaching the difficult task of Software Engineering aspects of Grid Computing. Grid-enabling an application is not like any other methodologies that we have heard before as it requires intimate knowledge of the underlying infrastructure (network, operating system, memory, etc) along with an in-depth knowledge of the application which one is Grid-enabling. The book targets developers of Grid applications primarily, with a focus on what the authors call "deployment specialists". It focuses on this very aspect of Software Engineering and explores the how-to in order to ensure common understanding of the Grid across the organization.It is a practical approach to Grid computing and Software Engineering aspect of Grid. The authors take the readers thru a journey of what it means to build a Grid from ground-up: software architecture, infrastructure, development, deployment, monitoring, upgrade, etc. I highly recommend this text to anyone interested in the field of Grid Computing or Software development for Grid environment. "Art Sedighi"