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Introduction to Grid Computing

1st Edition

By Frederic Magoules, Jie Pan, Kiat-An Tan, Abhinit Kumar

CRC Press

334 pages

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A Thorough Overview of the Next Generation in Computing



Poised to follow in the footsteps of the Internet, grid computing is on the verge of becoming more robust and accessible to the public in the near future. Focusing on this novel, yet already powerful, technology, Introduction to Grid Computing explores state-of-the-art grid projects, core grid technologies, and applications of the grid.





After comparing the grid with other distributed systems, the book covers two important aspects of a grid system: scheduling of jobs and resource discovery and monitoring in grid. It then discusses existing and emerging security technologies, such as WS-Security and OGSA security, as well as the functions of grid middleware at a conceptual level. The authors also describe famous grid projects, demonstrate the pricing of European options through the use of the Monte Carlo method on grids, and highlight different parallelization possibilities on the grid.





Taking a tutorial approach, this concise book provides a complete introduction to the components of the grid architecture and applications of grid computing. It expertly shows how grid computing can be used in various areas, from computational mechanics to risk management in financial institutions.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Grid Computing. Data Management. Grid Scheduling and Information Services. Security in Grid Computing. Grid Middleware. Architectural Overview of Grid Projects. Monte Carlo Method. Partial Differential Equations. Appendices. Glossary. Index.

About the Authors

Magoules, Frederic; Pan, Jie; Tan, Kiat-An; Kumar, Abhinit

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM000000
COMPUTERS / General
COM012040
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
MAT004000
MATHEMATICS / Arithmetic
MAT021000
MATHEMATICS / Number Systems