Desktop Grid Computing presents common techniques used in numerous models, algorithms, and tools developed during the last decade to implement desktop grid computing. These techniques enable the solution of many important sub-problems for middleware design, including scheduling, data management, security, load balancing, result certification, and fault tolerance.
The book’s first part covers the initial ideas and basic concepts of desktop grid computing. The second part explores challenging current and future problems. Each chapter presents the sub-problems, discusses theoretical and practical issues, offers details about implementation and experiments, and includes references to further reading and notes.
One of the first books to give a thorough and up-to-date presentation of this topic, this resource describes various approaches and models as well as recent trends that underline the evolution of desktop grids. It balances the theory of designing desktop grid middleware and architecture with applications and real-world deployment on large-scale platforms.
Table of Contents
THE BIRTH: Volunteer Computing and BOINC. Open, Scalable and Self-Regulated Federations of Desktop Grids with OurGrid. The XtremWebCH Volunteer Computing Platform. XtremWeb-HEP: Designing Desktop Grid for the EGEE Infrastructure. A Volunteer Computing Platform Experience for Neuromuscular Disease Problems. How to Work with XtremWeb, Condor, BOINC on Top of BonjourGrid. How to Work with PastryGrid. THE MATURITY AND BEYOND: Challenges in Designing Scheduling Policies in Volunteer Computing. Modeling and Optimizing Availability of Non-Dedicated Resources. Security and Result Certification. Data-Intensive Computing on Desktop Grids. Roles of Desktop Grids in Hybrid Distributed Computing Infrastructures. Supporting Web 2.0 Communities by Volunteer Desktop Grids. Programming Applications for Desktop Grids. Network Awareness in Volunteer Networks. Bibliography. Index.
Christophe Cerin, Université Paris XIII, Villetaneuse, France
Gilles Fedak, INRIA, University of Lyon, France