1st Edition

Grid Computing Infrastructure, Service, and Applications

By Lizhe Wang, Wei Jie, Jinjun Chen Copyright 2011
    528 Pages 189 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    528 Pages 189 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Identifies Recent Technological Developments Worldwide

    The field of grid computing has made rapid progress in the past few years, evolving and developing in almost all areas, including concepts, philosophy, methodology, and usages. Grid Computing: Infrastructure, Service, and Applications reflects the recent advances in this field, covering the research aspects that involve infrastructure, middleware, architecture, services, and applications.

    Grid Systems Across the Globe

    The first section of the book focuses on infrastructure and middleware and presents several national and international grid systems. The text highlights China Research and Development environment Over Wide-area Network (CROWN), several ongoing cyberinfrastructure efforts in New York State, and Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE), which is co-funded by the European Commission and the world’s largest multidisciplinary grid infrastructure today.

    The second part of the book discusses recent grid service advances. The authors examine the UK National Grid Service (NGS), the concept of resource allocation in a grid environment, OMIIBPEL, and the possibility of treating scientific workflow issues using techniques from the data stream community. The book describes an SLA model, reviews portal and workflow technologies, presents an overview of PKIs and their limitations, and introduces PIndex, a peer-to-peer model for grid information services.

    New Projects and Initiatives

    The third section includes an analysis of innovative grid applications. Topics covered include the WISDOM initiative, incorporating flow-level networking models into grid simulators, system-level virtualization, grid usage in the high-energy physics environment in the LHC project, and the Service Oriented HLA RTI (SOHR) framework.

    With a comprehensive summary of past advances, this text is a window into the future of this nascent technology, forging a path for the next generation of cyberinfrastructure developers.

    CROWN: A Service Grid Middleware for e-Science, C. Hu and J. Huai
    Cyberinfrastructure in New York State, R. Miller, J.J. Bednasz, K. Chiu, S.M. Gallo, M. Govindaraju, M. Lewis, C.L. Ruby, and C.M. Weeks
    Enabling Grids for e-Science: The EGEE Project, E. Laure and B. Jones
    ChinaGrid and Related Dependability Research, X. Shi and H. Jin
    Gridbus Workflow Enactment Engine, J. Yu and R. Buyya
    UK National Grid Service, A. Richards and G.M. Sinclair
    Grid Resource Allocation, Z. Lei, Z. Yun, and G. Allen
    Grid Services Orchestration with OMII-BPEL, L. Chen, W. Emmerich, and B. Wassermann
    A Data Stream View of Scientific Workflow, C. Yang and J. Chen
    Design of a Model-Based SLA Management Service and Its Applications Over Distributed SOA Environments, X.Li, S. Iyer, and H. Palit
    Portal and Workflow in Grid Computing: From Application Integration to Service Integration, X. Yang
    Grid Security, R.O. Sinnott
    Modeling P2P Grid Information Services with Colored Petri Nets, V. Sahota and M. Li
    WISDOM: A Grid-Enabled Drug Discovery Initiative against Malaria, V. Breton, D. Kim, and G. Rastelli
    Flow Networking in Grid Simulations, J. Broberg and R. Buyya
    Virtual Machines in Grid Environments: Dynamic Virtual Machines, C. Du, P. Shukla, and X.-H. Sun
    High-Energy Physics Applications on the Grid, M. Lamanna
    Design and Performance Evaluation of a Service-Oriented HLA RTI on the Grid, K. Pan, S.J. Turner, W. Cai, and Z. Li


    Lizhe Wang, Wei Jie, Jinjun Chen