Part I: E-Science, Applications, & OptimizationLeveraging the Grid for e-Science: The Remote Instrumentation InfrastructureAlexey CheptsovSupporting e-Science Applications on e-Infrastructure: Some Use Cases from Latin AmericaRoberto Barbera, Francisco Brasileiro, Riccardo Bruno, Leandro Ciuffo, and Diego ScardaciGEMS: User Control for Cooperative Scientific RepositoriesJustin M. Wozniak, Paul Brenner, Santanu Chatterjee, Douglas Thain, Aaron Striegel, and Jesus IzaguirrePerformance Analysis and Optimization of Linear Workflows in Heterogeneous Network EnvironmentsQishi Wu and Yi GuPart II: Resource Management, Allocation, & MonitoringResource Management and Service Deployment in GridsChristos Chrysoulas and Nicolas SklavosSocial Grid AgentsGabriele Pierantoni, Brian Coghlan, and Eamonn KennyMonitoring and Controlling Grid SystemsCiprian DobrePart III: Grid Services & MiddlewareService Level Agreement for Job Control in Grid and High-Performance ComputingRoland KübertComposable Services Architectures for GridsVassiliki Pouli, Yuri Demchenko, Constantinos Marinos, Diego R. Lopez, and Mary GrammatikouPhoenix: Employing Smart Logic to a New Generation of Semantically Driven Information SystemsAggelos Liapis, Nasos Michas, and Nikitas TsopelasPart IV: Grid Computing & Scientific ProblemsState-of-art with PhyloGrid: Grid Computing Phylogenetic Studies on the EELA-2 Project InfrastructureRaul Isea, Esther Montes, Antonio Juan Rubio-Montero, and Rafael MayoThe Usage of the Grid in the Simulation of the Comet Oort-Cloud FormationGiuseppe Leto, Marián Jakubík, LuboS NesluSan, and Piotr A. Dybczynski
This book presents research from many of the major projects involved in the emerging global grid infrastructure. With a particular focus on the practical advantages and applications of grid computing - including real case studies - the book provides an in-depth study of grid technology for a wide range of different needs. Topics: examines a remote instrumentation infrastructure, and a methodology to support e-science applications on e-infrastructures; describes the GEMS storage system, and pipeline workflows for optimizing end-to-end performance in wide-area networks; investigates semantic grid system architecture, social grid agents, and monitoring platforms designed for large-scale distributed systems; explores job control using service-level agreements; introduces the Composable Services Architecture for dynamic service provisioning, and the semantically driven communication middleware platform, Phoenix; discusses the PhyloGrid application, and a numerical simulation performed using grid computing.
Provides an in-depth study of grid technology for a wide range of different needs, with a particular focus on the practical advantages and applications of grid computingPresents contributions from an international selection of experts in the fieldProvides summarizing abstracts and conclusions for each chapter