A Networking Approach to Grid Computing

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 19, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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  • Explores practical advantages of Grid Computing and what is needed by an organization to migrate to this new computing paradigm
  • This self-contained reference makes both the concepts and applications of grid computing clear and understandable to even non-technical managers
  • Explains the underlying networking mechanism and answers such questions critical to the business enterprise as
    • "What is grid computing?"
    • "How widespread is its present/potential penetration?"
    • "Is it ready for prime time?"
    • "Are there firm standards?"
    • "Is it secure?"
    • "How do we bill this new product?" and
    • "How can we deploy it (at a macro level)?"

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1 Introduction
2 Grid Benefits and Status of Technology
3 Components of Grid Computing Systems and Architectures
4 Standards Supporting Grid Computing OGSI
5 Standards Supporting Grid Computing OGSA
6 Grid System Deployment Issues Approaches and Tools
7 Grid System Economics
8 Communication Systems for Local Grids
9 Communication Systems for National Grids
10 Communication Systems for Global Grids

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Page 2 - a computational grid is a hardware and software infrastructure that provides dependable, consistent, pervasive and inexpensive access to high-end computational capabilities" that is concerned with "co-ordinated resource sharing and problem solving in dynamic, multi-institutional virtual organisations
Page 1 - The grid refers to an infrastructure that enables the integrated, collaborative use of high-end computers, networks, databases, and scientific instruments owned and managed by multiple organizations.
Page 1 - A Grid is a collection of distributed computing resources available over a local or wide area network that appear to an end user or application as one large virtual computing system. The vision is to create virtual dynamic organizations through secure, coordinated resource sharing among individuals, institutions, and resources.
Page 2 - The sharing that we are concerned with is not primarily file exchange but rather direct access to computers, software, data, and other resources, as is required by a range of collaborative problem-solving and resource brokering strategies emerging in industry, science, and engineering.

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DANIEL MINOLI has many years of IT, telecom, and networking experience for end users and carriers including work at AIG, ARPA think tanks, Bell Telephone Laboratories, ITT, Prudential Securities, Bell Communications Research (Bellcore/Telcordia), AT&T, Gartner/DataPro, and high-tech incubator Leading Edge Networks Inc. He is the author of several books on Information Technology, telecommunications, and data communications, and has taught at New York University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and Monmouth University.

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