Sensor Networks as Data Acquisition Devices.- Data-Centric Storage in Non-Uniform Sensor Networks.- Extending Instrumentation Grids to Wireless Sensor Networks.- Reduced-Complexity Decentralized Detection of Spatially Non-Constant Phenomena.- Performance Analysis Of Zigbee Wireless Sensor Networks With Relaying.- Implementation of Average Consensus Protocols for Commercial Sensor Networks Platforms.- Networking and the Grid.- Biologically Inspired Approaches to Network Systems.- Dynamic Network Resources Allocation in Grids through a Grid Network Resource Broker.- Exploiting Overlay Networks Features To Enhance The Performance Of The File Mover.- Advanced Satellite Infrastructures in Future Global Grid Computing Network Solutions to Compensate Delivery Delay.- Monitoring Solution for Optical Grid Architectures.- Grids and Networks Monitoring-Practical Approach.- Analyzing and Optimizing the Linux Networking Stack.- Instrumentation and Measurement.- A Grid Architecture for Efficient Measurement of Electrical Disturbances.- Systematization and Analysis of RemoteLY Accessed Instruments and User Community Requirements.- Service-Oriented Architectures for Distributed Cooperative Instrumentation Grids.- A Web-based Tool for Collaborative Access to Scientific Instruments in Cyberinfrastructures.- The WiLAB Telemeasurement Platform For Distributed Resources On Heterogeneous Communication Networks.- Instruments in Grid: the Instrument Element.- On The Integration of Telecommunication Measurement Devices Within The Framework Of An Instrumentation Grid.- Grid Resource Allocation, QoS, and Security.- Grid Interoperability by Multiple Broker Utilization and Meta-Broking.- On Quality of Service Support for Grid Computing.- Victor-Spaces: Virtual and Remote Experiments in Cooperative Knowledge Spaces.- Enabling Scientists Through Workflowand Quality of Service.- Improving the Security Performance in Computer Grids.- Supporting Interactive Application Requirements in a Grid Environment.- The Common Instrument Middleware Architecture.- Web 2.0 for Grids and e-Science.- Applications.- Int.eu.Grid Project Approach on Supporting Interactive Applications in the Grid Environment.- Application Of Perfsonar Architecture In Support Of Grid Monitoring.- Network Emulation on Globus-Based Grids: Mechanisms and Challenges.- Food Engineering Instrumentation on LEMDist Workspace.- Grid Services for 3D Data Analysis in Virtual Laboratories.- New Prototype Architecture For Automated Irrigation Based On Power Line Communications.- The Use of PIMA(GE) Library for Efficient Image Processing in a Grid Environment.- Remote Operations of an Accelerator Using the Grid.- E-Vlbi Using a Software Correlator.- Digital Science Library in Remote Instrumentation Systems.- Grid Integration of Future Arrays of Broadband Radio-Telescopes Moving Toward E-VLBI.- Using the Grid for the Interactive Workflow Management in Biomedicine.
Grid architectures, which are viewed as tools for the integration of distributed resources, play a significant role as managers of computational resources, but also as aggregators of measurement instrumentation and pervasive large-scale data acquisition platforms. The functionality of a grid architecture allows managing, maintaining, and exploiting hetereogeneous instrumentation and acquisition devices in a unifed way by providing standardized interfaces and common work environments to their users. This result is achieved through the properties of isolation from the physical network and from the peculiarites of the instrumentation granted by standard middleware together with secure and flexibile mechanisms which seek, access, and aggregate distributed resources.
This book focuses on a number of aspects related to the effective exploitation of remote instrumentation on the grid. These include middleware architecture, high speed networking in support of grid applications, wireless grid for acquisition devices and sensor networks, quality of service provisioning for real time control, and measurement instrumentation.
Includes metrological aspects such as synchronization, calibration, and measurement accuracy
Considers wireless sensor networks as large-scale, pervasive acquisition devices
Focuses on the instrumental resources aspect of grid architectures