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Grid Computing for Developers

Grid Computing for Developers

ISBN 13: 9781584504245

ISBN 10: 1584504242

Author: Vladimir Silva

Pages: 547

Published: 12/30/2005

Print Book Price: $49.95 Add to cart

Description
Many industry analysts believe that grid computing will be the next big technology wave. It is so promising that major technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun are allocating significant resources for grid research and development. Grid Computing for Developers explores the evolution of grid computing from the early distributed computing paradigm to the modern grid environments. Most of today's grid environments will be examined including OGSA, Resource Managers, and MPI. The book also explores today's de-facto standards for grid computing including a comprehensive guide to the Globus Toolkit for developers covering installation, system administration, development guides for grid services, open grid services architectures for OGSI and OGSA-DAI, commodity grid kits for Java, Perl, and OGSA-C, and performance evaluation tests. A significant amount of source code samples accompany each chapter. Grid Computing for Developers is an ideal resource for computer scientists and researchers, graduate students, and IT professionals looking to further expand their grid computing skills.
Benefits
  • Teaches developers today?s de-facto standards for grid computing including a comprehensive guide to the Globus Toolkit for developers covering installation, system administration, development guides for grid services, open grid services architectures for OGSI and OGSA-DAI, commodity grid kits for Java, Perl, and OGSA-C, and performance evaluation tests
  • Explores the evolution of grid computing from the early distributed computing paradigm to the modern grid environments
  • Includes comparisons between today?s grid computing environments including OGSA, Resource Managers, and MPI
  • Features a companion CD-ROM with third-party software and all the code and figures from the book
  • On the CD-ROM! Projects: Contains all the code from examples covered in the book by chapter Images: Contains all the images in the book, in color, by chapter System Requirements: Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Pro; Websphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) v 5.1 with Portal Toolkit is recommended; Pentium II Processor or greater; CD-ROM drive; Hard drive; 128MB of RAM, minimum 256 recommended; 20MB of hard drive space for the code examples.
Author Bio
Vladimir Silva
Vladimir Silva (Richmond, VA) holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Middle Tennessee State University and has worked for four years at IBM as a Software Engineer. He holds two top-level certifications in Software Development (MCSD Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, OCP-Oracle Application Developer) and belongs to two National Honor Societies. He has also published numerous articles for IBM developerWorks.
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Table of Contents
Dedication
Preface

Part I Theory and Foundations
Chapter 1 The Roadmap to High-Performance Computing
Chapter 2 Enterprise Computing
Chapter 3 Core Grid Middleware

Part II Grid Middleware
Chapter 4 Grid Portal Development
Chapter 5 Schedulers
Chapter 6 Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA)

Part III The Globus Toolkit
Chapter 7 Core
Chapter 8 Security
Chapter 9 Resource Management
Chapter 10 Data Management
Chapter 11 Information Services
Chapter 12 Commodity Grid Kits (CoGS)
Chapter 13 Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF)

Part IV The Message Passing Interface (MPI) Standard
Chapter 14 The Message Passing Interface (MPI) Standard
Chapter 15 Message Passing Interface (MPI) Standard 2.0
Chapter 16 MPICH2—A Portable Implementation of MPI

Appendix A Source Code
Appendix B About the CD-ROM
Index