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ISBN 9781420074048
Published September 22, 2008 by CRC Press
306 Pages - 55 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Grid technology offers the potential for providing secure access to remote services, thereby promoting scientific collaborations in an unprecedented scale. Grid Resource Management: Toward Virtual and Services Compliant Grid Computing presents a comprehensive account of the architectural issues of grid technology, such as security, data management, logging, and aggregation of services, as well as related technologies.

After covering grid usages, grid systems, and the evolution of grid computing, the book discusses operational issues associated with web services and service-oriented architecture. It also explores technical and business topics relevant to data management, the development and characteristics of P2P systems, and a grid-enabled virtual file system (GRAVY) that integrates underlying heterogeneous file systems into a unified location-transparent file system of the grid. The book covers scheduling algorithms, strategies, problems, and architectures as well as workflow management systems and semantic technologies. In addition, the authors describe how to deploy scientific applications into a grid environment. They also explain grid engineering and grid service programming.

Examining both data and execution management in grid computing, this book chronicles the current trend of grid developments toward a more service-oriented approach that exposes grid protocols using web services standards.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Grid Computing
Introduction
Classifying grid usages
Classifying grid systems
Definitions
Evolution of grid computing

Grid Computing and Web Services
Introduction
Web services
Web services protocols and technology
Grid services

Data Management in Grid Environments
Introduction
The scientific challenges
Major data grid efforts today
Data management challenges in grid environments
Overview of existing solutions

Peer-to-Peer Data Management
Introduction
Defining peer-to-peer
Data location and routing algorithms
Shortcomings and improvements of P2P systems

Grid-Enabled Virtual File Systems
Introduction
Background
Data access problems in the grid
Related work
GRAVY: GRid-enAbled Virtual file sYstem
Architectural issues
Use cases
Experimental results

Scheduling Grid Services
Introduction
Scheduling algorithms and strategies
Architecture
Service discovery
Resource information
Data-intensive service scheduling
Fault tolerant

Workflow Design and Portal
Overview
Management systems
Workflow specification languages
Scheduling and rescheduling
Portal integration
A case study on the use of workflow technologies for scientific analysis

Semantic Web
Introduction
Semantic grid
Semantic web services
Semantic matching of web services
Semantic workflow

Integration of Scientific Applications
Introduction
Framework
Implementation
Security
Evaluation

Potential for Engineering and Scientific Computations
Introduction
Grid applications
Grid projects
Grid service programming

Conclusions
Summary
Future for grid computing

Glossary

Index

Concluding Remarks and References appear at the end of each chapter.

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