The Grid

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"The Grid" is an emerging infrastructure that will fundamentally change the way people think about and use computing. The editors reveal the revolutionary impact of large-scale resource sharing and virtualization within science and industry, and the intimate relationships between organization and resource sharing structures.


Preface to the Second Edition
Part I: Perspectives
Chapter 1 Grids in Context
Chapter 2 The Scientific Imperative
Chapter 3 The Industrial Imperative
Part II: Framework
Chapter 4 Concepts and Architecture
Part III: Applications
Chapter 5 Predictive Maintenance: Distributed Aircraft Engine Diagnostics
Chapter 6 Distributed Telepresence: The NEESgrid Earthquake Engineering Collaboratory
Chapter 7 Scientific Data Federation: The World Wide Telescope
Chapter 8 Medical Data Federation: The Biomedical Informatics Research Network
Chapter 9 Knowledge Integration: In silico Experiments in Bioinformatics
Chapter 10 Distributed Data Analysis: Federated Computing for High Energy Physics
Chapter 11 Massively Distributed Computing: Virtual Screening on a Desktop Grid
Chapter 12 Enterprise Resource Management: Applications in Research and Industry
Chapter 13 Interactivity with Scalability: Infrastructure for Multiplayer Games
Chapter 14 Service Virtualization: Infrastructure and Applications
Chapter 15 Group-Oriented Collaboration: The Access Grid Collaboration System
Chapter 16 Collaborative Science: Astrophysics Requirements and Experiences
Part IV: Architecture
Chapter 17 The Open Grid Services Architecture
Chapter 18 Resource and Service Management
Chapter 19 Building Reliable Clients and Services
Chapter 20 Instrumentation and Monitoring
Chapter 21 Security for Virtual Organizations: Federating Trust and Policy Domains Part V Data and Knowledge
Chapter 22 Data Access, Integration and Management
Chapter 23 Enhancing Services and Applications with Knowledge and Semantics
Part VI: Tools
Chapter 24 Application-Level tools
Chapter 25 Languages, Compilers, and Runtime System
Chapter 26 Application Tuning and Adaptation
Part VII: Infrastructure
Chapter 27 Production Deployment: Experiences and Recommendations
Chapter 28 Computing Elements
Chapter 29 Peer-to-Peer Technologies
Chapter 30 Network Infrastructure
Chapter 31 Bibliography


Ian Foster is Senior Scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, where he also leads the Distributed Systems Laboratory, and Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. His research concerns techniques, tools, and algorithms for high-performance distributed computing, parallel computing, and computational science. Foster led the research and development of software for the I-WAY wide-area distributed computing experiment, which connected supercomputers, databases, and other high-end resources at 17 sites across North America (a live experiment at the Supercomputing conference of 1995). Most recently Carl Kesselman received international recognition for GUSTO, the world's first high-performance computational grid. GUSTO pushes the technological envelope by using high-speed networks and software to provide global access to advanced supercomputers and other devices.


I am struck by the increased emphasis on applications---50% more pages and 4 times the number of chapters---than in the first edition. There is also more material on developing standards, policy, and management. These are true signs of a maturing technology. I hold firm that the Grid will have significant impact on more aspects and segments of IT than the designers originally conceived. The rich experiences in this book will convince the reader as well -Shane Robison, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, Hewlett-Packard The "doing of science" s at an inflection point: Computation, collaboration, visualization and smart storage lie at the heart of what science in the 21st century requires. This extremely readable collection provides a detailed roadmap for creating a global platform that enables this transformation. Most fascinating, to me, is how the Grid creates a technical artifact around which the social practices of science will evolve. Cultures form around artifacts,which is why this book is so important. -John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist of Xerox and Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), co-author of The Social Life of Information, HBSP 2000 The Grid, 2nd Edition, extends a vision and agenda for another decade. The Grid and web services technologies are enabling pioneering, distributed applications that begin to fulfil the vision. Eventually we"ll look back on the resulting standardization for interoperation as the real revolution. The standards and discipline will enable a new form of software construction, delivery, and even restructure the software industry. -Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Foster and Kesselman have done a great job in documenting the promises and challenges of GRIDs as they evolve from their distributed computing roots to support the virtualization of applications. -Robert Aiken, Director of Engineering Academic Research and Technology Initiatives (ARTI), Cisco Systems Inc. Do you want to understand why the computer, as we know it today, will become obsolete? If yes, put your money down, and buy this book. I congratulate the authors. -Philip Emeagwali, Scientist and "A Father of the Internet" Since the first edition of this book, the Grid has evolved from vision to reality: it has become a computing and data management infrastructure that is widely used in science and engineering, has a strong industrial support and has a large community of developers and users. The two editors of this book, Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman, played a leading role in this transformation. This new edition of The Grid reflects this change. Like the original edition, it is likely to become the one essential reference about the Grid, as well as an excellent introduction to the technologies that are used in the Grid infrastructure. -Marc Snir, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign For proponents of Grid computing and for the IT community that seeks to apply these ideas, this book will serve as a first class tour of the concept space and the details of its implementation. Guaranteed to be thought provoking and an excellent source of information. -Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer
EAN: 9781558609334
ISBN: 1558609334
Untertitel: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure. 2. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Elsevier LTD, Oxford
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Format: gebunden
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