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Grid Computing Joshy Joseph, Craig Fellenstein Prentice Hall PTR 2004

Grid Computing

Joshy Joseph, Craig Fellenstein
Prentice Hall PTR
352 pages


A business-focused guide to the grid computing revolutionBest practices, case studies, and resources from IBM's expertsDrive unprecedented value from your existing IT investmentsSimplify IT administration in heterogeneous environmentsBuild flexible, resilient infrastructures that deliver resources instantlyIBM Business On Demand Series: Your business blueprint for leveraging the grid computing revolution.When you turn on the light, the power grid delivers exactly what you need, instantly. What if computers and networks could work that way? Now they can...and that will transform the way you do business. Grid Computing is about the "Business on Demand" revolution: delivering the exact technology resources you need, anywhere, anytime, without complexity or high cost. You can do it all, starting right now, starting with your existing systems. Whether you're an executive, strategist, architect, technologist, or developer, this book will show you how.Master the fundamental concepts underlying grid and utility computingLearn how to start and which applications to start withUnderstand the state-of-the-art in technologies and standardsUse grid computing to maximize the value of existing resourcesBuild more flexible, resilient, and available operational infrastructuresDeliver instantaneous access to data and resources on a "sense and respond" basisEliminate the burden of administering disparate, non-integrated systemsIn Grid Computing, leading IBM experts bring together best deployment practices, practical guidance on integrating existing resources, and up-to-the-minute case studies: all you need to drive business value from the grid computing revolution.


Table of Contents






Grid computing




Grid Computing Worldwide Initiatives


Grid Computing Organizations and Their Roles

The Grid Computing Anatomy

The Grid Computing Road Map


The New Generation of Grid Computing Applications


Merging the Grid Services Architecture with the Web Services Architecture


The Grid Computing Technological Viewpoints


Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA)

Some Sample Use Cases that Drive the OGSA

The OGSA Platform Components

Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI)

OGSA Basic Services


The Grid Computing Toolkits


GLOBUS GT3 Toolkit: Architecture

GLOBUS GT3 Toolkit: Programming Model

GLOBUS GT3 Toolkit: A Sample Implementation

GLOBUS GT3 Toolkit: High-Level Services

OGSI.NET Middleware Solutions







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