Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Computational and Data Grids: Principles, Applications and Design

Buy
After a lot of development efforts, computer science led us undoubtedly to technological revolutions which have been characterized by the creation of the Internet that influences the future of this science. The next revolutionary step occurred by the necessity of the creation of a new computer network, when researchers realized that the computer resources are underutilized. Researchers observed that machines spent much time idly waiting for human input increasing their cost through their underutilization. Their efforts concentrated in maximizing the utilization of computational resources, decreasing at the same time the cost of the computers. A vision for a new computer infrastructure was born at Argonne National Laboratory. The fathers of this unforeseen revolution were Foster & Kesselman (1997). They coined a new term about this new infrastructure which changed the way we think about computer science while they aimed to make computational resources available and efficient to everyone, like electricity.

The term Grid has defined a new scientific area of computing which combines heterogeneous, geographically dispersed computer resources that are a part of various administrative domains and cooperate in order to reach a common goal. The most significant achievement of this new emerged infrastructure is the resources sharing across various loosely coupled networks. The outcome of resources sharing combination with uniqueness characteristics, such as adaptability, applicability, flexibility, interoperability, usability, and scalability, is a grid network which provides us with vast computational and storage capabilities.

A strong basis of the definition was given by the father of the grid, Foster (2002), who defined a grid network with the following requirements. A grid system should have resources coordination that are not subject to centralized control, the usability of standard, open, general-purpose protocols and interfaces, while it delivers nontrivial Quality-of-Service (QoS). The integration between distributed and heterogeneous resources is achieved through a middleware. The usage of a grid middleware is compulsory because it acts as a mediator layer providing a consistent and homogeneous access to resources managed locally with different syntax and access methods.
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Sparrow iOS Game Framework, Beginner's Guide
Sparrow iOS Game Framework, Beginner's Guide

Create mobile games for iOS devices with the Sparrow iOS game framework

About This Book

  • Learn the principles of Game Mechanics and implement them with Sparrow's powerful framework
  • Build an entire game throughout the course of the book
  • This is a practical guide with...
A Platform-Centric Approach to System-on-Chip (SOC) Design
A Platform-Centric Approach to System-on-Chip (SOC) Design
The platform-centric SoC method is aimed at the design of today’s SoC systems with emphasis on real-time, embedded systems. The approach provides a guideline and an SoC design environment that promotes an integration of state-of-the-art tools and techniques necessary for the development of the systems. It renders a new and better perspective...
Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011
Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011

The Ultimate Real-World Reference for Revit Architecture

This comprehensive guide has been completely updated to provide the most modern, detailed, and in-depth coverage of Autodesk's leading building information modeling software. This packed new edition features clear discussions of core topics that are reinforced by...


The Art & Science of Technical Analysis: Market Structure, Price Action & Trading Strategies (Wiley Trading)
The Art & Science of Technical Analysis: Market Structure, Price Action & Trading Strategies (Wiley Trading)

A breakthrough trading book that provides powerful insights on profitable technical patterns and strategies

The Art and Science of Technical Analysis is a groundbreaking work that bridges the gaps between the academic view of markets, technical analysis, and profitable trading. The book explores why randomness...

Pro jQuery 2.0
Pro jQuery 2.0

jQuery 2.0 is the latest version of the jQuery framework. Suitable for modern web browsers it provides a robust API for web application development. It is fast becoming the tool of choice for web developers the world over and sets the standard for simplicity,flexibility and extensibility in website design.

In Pro jQuery
...

Adaptive Control (2nd Edition)
Adaptive Control (2nd Edition)

Written by two of the pioneers in the field, this book contains a wealth of practical information unavailable anywhere else. The authors give a comprehensive presentation of the field of adaptive control, carefully bending theory and implementation to provide the reader with insight and understanding. Benefiting from the feedback of users who...

©2021 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy