Preface to the Second Edition Part I: Perspectives Chapter 1 Grids in Context Chapter 2 The Scientific Imperative Chapter 3 The Industrial Imperative Part II: Framework Chapter 4 Concepts and Architecture Part III: Applications Chapter 5 Predictive Maintenance: Distributed Aircraft Engine Diagnostics Chapter 6 Distributed Telepresence: The NEESgrid Earthquake Engineering Collaboratory Chapter 7 Scientific Data Federation: The World Wide Telescope Chapter 8 Medical Data Federation: The Biomedical Informatics Research Network Chapter 9 Knowledge Integration: In silico Experiments in Bioinformatics Chapter 10 Distributed Data Analysis: Federated Computing for High Energy Physics Chapter 11 Massively Distributed Computing: Virtual Screening on a Desktop Grid Chapter 12 Enterprise Resource Management: Applications in Research and Industry Chapter 13 Interactivity with Scalability: Infrastructure for Multiplayer Games Chapter 14 Service Virtualization: Infrastructure and Applications Chapter 15 Group-Oriented Collaboration: The Access Grid Collaboration System Chapter 16 Collaborative Science: Astrophysics Requirements and Experiences Part IV: Architecture Chapter 17 The Open Grid Services Architecture Chapter 18 Resource and Service Management Chapter 19 Building Reliable Clients and Services Chapter 20 Instrumentation and Monitoring Chapter 21 Security for Virtual Organizations: Federating Trust and Policy Domains Part V Data and Knowledge Chapter 22 Data Access, Integration and Management Chapter 23 Enhancing Services and Applications with Knowledge and Semantics Part VI: Tools Chapter 24 Application-Level tools Chapter 25 Languages, Compilers, and Runtime System Chapter 26 Application Tuning and Adaptation Part VII: Infrastructure Chapter 27 Production Deployment: Experiences and Recommendations Chapter 28 Computing Elements Chapter 29 Peer-to-Peer Technologies Chapter 30 Network Infrastructure Chapter 31 Bibliography
"The Grid" is an emerging infrastructure that will fundamentally change the way people think about and use computing. The editors reveal the revolutionary impact of large-scale resource sharing and virtualization within science and industry, and the intimate relationships between organization and resource sharing structures.
*30 chapters including more than a dozen completely new chapters.
*Web access to 13 unchanged chapters from the first edition.
*Three personal essays by influential thinkers on the significance of Grids from the perspectives of infrastructure, industry, and science.
*A foundational overview of the central Grid concepts and architectural principles.
*Twelve application vignettes showcase working Grids in science, engineering, industry, and commerce.
*Detailed discussions of core architecture and services, data and knowledge management, and higher-level tools.
*Focused presentations on production Grid deployment, computing platforms, peer-to-peer technologies, and network infrastructures.
*Extensive bibliography and glossary.