Engineering The Grid:
Status and Perspective

Edited by
Beniamino Di Martino, Second University of Napoli, Italy
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
Adolfy Hoisie, Los Alamos National Laboratory,USA
Laurence Tianruo Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Hans Zima, California Institute of Technology, USA
    January 2006, 600 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58883-038-1
Price: USD 100.00/EURO 75.00

Grid computing pioneering days are over, grid technology has matured enough to enable the realization of workable and commercial infrastructures, platforms and tools, ready to be used in production environments ranging from scientific to commercial application domains. Technology research is nevertheless still undergoing a dramatic development, involving major advances in areas such as resource management, mapping, scheduling, fault tolerance, I/O, visualization, performance analysis, programming languages and environments, resource discovery and semantic aspects. This book aims at providing a comprehensive description of most recent research achievements in grid technology, in-depth witnesses of a number of production applications of grid technology to various application domains, and of some of the most important large scale projects, directly from the leading researchers and technology managers involved. This book is intended for researchers and graduate students in computer science and engineering, and for industry technology providers, with particular interests in parallel, distributed computing and grid technology, as well as for users of grid technology, in particular researchers and technical managers in basically all areas of science, engineering and economy, both from academia, research centers and industry. The book is composed of 10 sections, and 34 chapters. For guidance to readers, in the following we will describe each section and outline the main contributions of each chapter, so that reader can better plan their perusal of the material.

Section 1: From High Performance to Grid Computing
1. A Survey of Heterogeneous High Performance and Grid Computing/Jack Dongarra and Alexey Lastovetsky

Section 2: Grid Applications
2. Observations in Using Grid Technologies for Multi-Objective Optimization/A.J. Nebro, E. Alba, F. Luna
3. Air Quality Prediction in a Production Quality Grid Environment/Barbara Chapman, Priya Raghunath, Babu Sundaram, Yonghong Yan
4. Media Streaming Services based on Peer-to-Peer Networks/Hai Jin, Xiaofei Liao, Hao Chen, Dafu Deng
5. Astronomical Image Mosaicking on a Grid: Initial Experiences/D. S. Katz, N. Anagnostou, G. B. Berriman, E. Deelman, J. C. Good, J. C. Jacob, C. Kesselman, A. C. Laity, T. A. Prince, G. Singh, M. Su, R. Williams
6. Symbolic Computations on Grids/Tetsudo Ida, Marcin Paprzycki, Dana Petcu, Dorin Tepeneu
7. A Survey on Grid Architectures for Bioinformatics/Guillermo Perez Trabado

Section 3: Large Scale Projects
8. The EU GridLab Project: A Grid Application Toolkit and Testbed/Giovanni Aloisio, Massimo Cafaro, Italo Epicco, Jarek Nabrzyski
9. The EU DataGrid Project: Building and Operating a Large Scale Grid Infrastructure/Fabrizio Gagliardi, Bob Jones, Erwin Laure
10. ShanghaiGrid: Building City Grid Infrastructure and Providing Grid Services to the People/Minglu Li, Jian Cao, Linpeng Huang, Qianni Deng, Changjun Jiang, Weiqin Tong, Yadong Gui, Aoying Zhou, Xinhong Wu, Shui Jiang
11. Towards an e-Infrastructure for e-Research—Web Services Grids/Tony Hey, Anne Trefethen

Section 4: Programming Languages and Environments
12. Programming the GRID: An Imperative Language-based Approach/Rosa M. Badia, Raul Sirvent, Jesus Labarta, Josep M. Perez
13. User Friendly Environment to Grid Enabled Legacy Codes/P. Kacsuk, T. Kiss, T. Delaitre, A. Goyeneche, S. C. Winter, G. Terstyanszky, Z. Farkas, C. S. Nemeth, T. Boczko
14. Programming the Grid with Components: Models and Runtime Issues/Alexandre Denis, Sébastien Lacour, Christian Pérez, Thierry Priol, André Ribes

Section 5: Performance aspects
15. Performance Impact of the Grid Middleware/David Carrera, Jordi Guitart, Vicenç Beltran, Jordi Torres, Eduard Ayguadé
16. Performance Monitoring and Analysis for the Grid/Roland Wissmueller, Hamza Mehammed, Michael Gerndt, Arndt Bode
17. Achieving Predictable and Scalable Performance with BCS-MPI/Juan Fernandez, Fabrizio Petrini, Eitan Frachtenberg

Section 6: Grid I/O
18. Challenges for Parallel I/O in GRID Computing/Avery Ching, Kenin Coloma, Alok Choudhary
19. A New Approach for Overcoming the I/O Crisis in Grid Environments/María S. Pérez

Section 7: Resource Management, Mapping, Scheduling
20. G-JavaMPI: A Grid Middleware for Transparent MPI Task Migration/Lin Chen, Tianchi Ma, Cho-Li Wang, Francis C.M. Lau, Shanping Li
21. Optimal Resource Allocation in Grid Environments/Paolo Cremonesi
22. Timed/Advance Reservation Schemes and Scheduling Algorithms for QoS Resource Management in Grids/ Emmanouel Varvarigos, Nikolaos D. Doulamis, Anastasios D. Doulamis, Theodora Varvarigou
23. Mapping, Scheduling and Fault Tolerance in Grid Environments/Stephen Pellicer, Hui Liu, Yi Pan
24. Techniques for Migrating Computations on the Grid/Vipin Chaudary
25. Exploring Load Balancing Concepts, Techniques, Algorithms and Performance Evaluation/R. F. De Mello, L. J. Senger, L. C. Trevelin, M. S. Veludo De Paiva, L. T. Yang

Section 8: Grid Platforms
26. Implementation and Deployment of a JXTA-based Grid Computing Platform JXTPIA/Minyi Guo, Hui Wang, Yoshihiro Saitoh, Kenichi Sumitomo, Takato Izaiku
27. A Smart Logical Cluster Based Grid Computing Platform/Kwang-Won Koh, Kyung-Lang Park, Hwang-Jik Lee, Shin-Dug Kim
28. Mobile Agents Approach the Grid/R. Aversa, B. Di Martino, N. Mazzocca, S. Venticinque
29. A RISC Approach to Grid/Marco Danelutto, Marco Vanneschi
30. Jini and JXTA-Based Lightweight Grids/Kurt Vanmechelen, Jan Broeckhove, Gunther Stuer, Tom Dhaene

Section 9: Grid Visualization
31. Parallel Remote Visualization for the Grid/A. Clematis, D. D' Agostino
32. Interactivity and Visualization on the Grid—The GVK/glogin Approach/Dieter Kranzlmüller, Herbert Rosmanith, Paul Heinzlreiter, Martin Polak, Jens Volkert

Section 10: Information, Resource Discovery and Semantic Grid
33. Building the Semantic Grid/David De Roure, Carole Goble
34. Information Services for Large Scale Grids: A Case for a Grid Search Engine/M. Dikaiakos, R. Sakellariou, Y. Ioannidis


This book is intended for researchers and graduate students working in computer science and engineering, and for industry technology providers, having particular interests in parallel, distributed computing and grid technology as well as for users of grid technology. This book is also a valuable reference source in the field of grid engineering for computer scientists, students, researchers and technical managers working all areas of science, engineering and economy from academia, research centers and industries.

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