Grid Computing for Developers

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Author: Vladimir Silva
Edition: 001
Product Type: Book w/Multimedia (CD, DVD or Electronic)
ISBN 13: 9781584504245
ISBN 10: 1584504242
Copyright: 2006

Price: $49.95

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Many industry analysts believe that grid computing will be the next big technology wave. It is so promising that major technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun are allocating significant resources for grid research and development. Grid Computing for Developers explores the evolution of grid computing from the early distributed computing paradigm to the modern grid environments. Most of today's grid environments will be examined including OGSA, Resource Managers, and MPI. The book also explores today's de-facto standards for grid computing including a comprehensive guide to the Globus Toolkit for developers covering installation, system administration, development guides for grid services, open grid services architectures for OGSI and OGSA-DAI, commodity grid kits for Java, Perl, and OGSA-C, and performance evaluation tests. A significant amount of source code samples accompany each chapter. Grid Computing for Developers is an ideal resource for computer scientists and researchers, graduate students, and IT professionals looking to further expand their grid computing skills.

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  • Teaches developers today?s de-facto standards for grid computing including a comprehensive guide to the Globus Toolkit for developers covering installation, system administration, development guides for grid services, open grid services architectures for OGSI and OGSA-DAI, commodity grid kits for Java, Perl, and OGSA-C, and performance evaluation tests
  • Explores the evolution of grid computing from the early distributed computing paradigm to the modern grid environments
  • Includes comparisons between today?s grid computing environments including OGSA, Resource Managers, and MPI
  • Features a companion CD-ROM with third-party software and all the code and figures from the book
  • On the CD-ROM! Projects: Contains all the code from examples covered in the book by chapter Images: Contains all the images in the book, in color, by chapter System Requirements: Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Pro; Websphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) v 5.1 with Portal Toolkit is recommended; Pentium II Processor or greater; CD-ROM drive; Hard drive; 128MB of RAM, minimum 256 recommended; 20MB of hard drive space for the code examples.

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