The Grid

The Grid

Core Technologies

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Number of pages: 452

ISBN-10: 0470094176

ISBN-13: 9780470094174

Find out which technologies enable the Grid and how to employthem successfully!

This invaluable text provides a complete, clear, systematic, andpractical understanding of the technologies that enable the Grid.The authors outline all the components necessary to create a Gridinfrastructure that enables support for a range of wide-areadistributed applications. The Grid: Core Technologies takesa pragmatic approach with numerous practical examples of softwarein context. It describes the middleware components of the Gridstep-by-step, and gives hands-on advice on designing and building aGrid environment with the Globus Toolkit, as well as writingapplications.

The Grid: Core Technologies:

Provides a solid and up-to-date introduction to thetechnologies that underpin the Grid.Contains a systematic explanation of the Grid, including itsinfrastructure, basic services, job management, user interaction,and applications.Explains in detail OGSA (Open Grid Services Architecture), WebServices technologies (SOAP, WSDL, UDDI), and Grid Monitoring.Covers Web portal-based tools such as the Java CoG, GridPort,GridSphere, and JSR 168 Portlets.Tackles hot topics such as WSRF (Web Services ResourceFramework), the Semantic Grid, the Grid Security Infrastructure,and Workflow systems.Offers practical examples to enhance the understanding and useof Grid components and the associated tools.

This rich resource will be essential reading for researchers andpostgraduate students in computing and engineering departments, ITprofessionals in distributed computing, as well as Grid end userssuch as physicists, statisticians, biologists and chemists.

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