The Grid 2 - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781558609334, 9780080521534

The Grid 2

2nd Edition

Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure

Editors: Ian Foster Carl Kesselman
Hardcover ISBN: 9781558609334
eBook ISBN: 9780080521534
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 18th November 2003
Page Count: 748
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Table of Contents

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


Description

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

Key Features

  • 30 chapters including more than a dozen completely new chapters.
  • Web access to 13 unchanged chapters from the first edition.
  • Three personal essays by influential thinkers on the significance of Grids from the perspectives of infrastructure, industry, and science.
  • A foundational overview of the central Grid concepts and architectural principles.
  • Twelve application vignettes showcase working Grids in science, engineering, industry, and commerce.
  • Detailed discussions of core architecture and services, data and knowledge management, and higher-level tools.
  • Focused presentations on production Grid deployment, computing platforms, peer-to-peer technologies, and network infrastructures.
  • Extensive bibliography and glossary.

Readership

computing executives and strategists, system designers, technical professionals, academics, graduate students in distributed parallel computing and grid computing


Details

No. of pages:
748
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Morgan Kaufmann 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
eBook ISBN:
9780080521534
Hardcover ISBN:
9781558609334

Reviews

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


About the Editors

Ian Foster Editor

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Argonne National Laboratory

Carl Kesselman Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Southern California