Networking Approach to Grid Computing / Edition 1

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The book explores practical advantages of Grid Computing and what is needed by an organization to migrate to this new computing paradigm. Intended for practitioners and decision-makers who want to explore the overall business opportunities afforded by this new technology, as well as for software programmers, this self-contained reference makes both the concepts and applications of grid computing clear and understandable to even non-technical managers. It explains the underlying networking mechanism and answers such questions critical to the business enterprise as What is grid computing? ; How widespread is its present/potential penetration? ; Is it ready for prime time? ; Are there firm standards? ; Is it secure? ; How do we bill this new product? ; and How can we deploy it (at a macro level)?

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"...a comprehensive book with substantial amount of information about grid computing...a great starting point for those who want to migrate to a grid computing system." (E-STREAMS, August 2005)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471687566
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/22/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

DANIEL MINOLI has many years of IT, telecom, and networking experience for end users and carriers including work at AIG, ARPA think tanks, Bell Telephone Laboratories, ITT, Prudential Securities, Bell Communications Research (Bellcore/Telcordia), AT&T, Gartner/DataPro, and high-tech incubator Leading Edge Networks Inc. He is the author of several books on Information Technology, telecommunications, and data communications, and has taught at New York University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and Monmouth University.

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Table of Contents

About the Author.


1. Introduction.

1.1 What Is Grid Computing And What Are The Key Issues?

1.2 Potential Applications and Financial Benefits of Grid Computing.

1.3 Grid Types, Topologies, Components, Layers - A Preliminary View.

1.4 Comparison With Other Approaches.

1.5 A First View at Grid Computing Standards.

1.6 A Pragmatic Course of Investigation.

2. Grid Benefits and Status of Technology.

2.1 Motivations For Considering Computational Grids.

2.2 Brief History of Computing, Communications, and Grid Computing.



Grid Technology.

2.3 Is Grid Computing Ready for Prime Time?

2.4 Early Suppliers and Vendors.

2.5 Possible Economic Value.

2.5.1 Possible Economic Value: One State's Positioning.

2.5.2 Possible Economic Value: Extrapolation.

2.6 Challenges.

3. Components of Grid Computing Systems/Architectures.

3.1 Overview.

3.2 Basic Constituent Elements - A Functional View.

Portal/User Interface Function/Functional Block.

The Grid Security Infrastructure: User Security Function/Functional Block.

Node Security Function/Functional Block.

Broker Function/Functional Block And Directory.

Scheduler Function/Functional Block.

Data Management Function/Functional Block.

Job Management And Resource Management Function/Functional Block.

User/Application Submission Function/Functional Block.



3.3 Basic Constituent Elements - A Physical View.




Scientific Instruments.

Software and licenses.

3.4 Basic Constituent Elements - Service View.

4. Standards Supporting Grid Computing: OGSI.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Motivations for Standardization.

4.3 Architectural Constructs.

4.3.1 Definitions.

4.3.2 Protocol Perspective.

4.3.3 Going From "Art" To "Science".

4.4 What is OGSA/OGSI? A Practical View.

4.5 OGSA/OGSI Service Elements and Layered Model.

4.5.1 Key Aspects.

4.5.2 Ancillary Aspects.

4.5.3 Implementations of OGSI.

4.6 What is OGSA/OGSI? A More Detailed View.

4.6.1 Introduction.

4.6.2 Setting the Context.

4.6.3 The Grid Service.

4.6.4 WSDL Extensions and Conventions.

4.6.5 Service Data.

4.6.6 Core Grid Service Properties.

4.6.7 Other Details.

4.7 A Possible Application Of OGSA/OGSI To Next-Generation Open-Source Outsourcing.

4.7.1 Opportunities.

4.7.2 Outsourcing Trends.

5. Standards Supporting Grid Computing: OGSA.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Functionality Requirements.

5.2.1 Basic Functionality Requirements.

5.2.2 Security Requirements.

5.2.3 Resource Management Requirements.

5.2.4 System Properties Requirements.

5.2.5 Other Functionality Requirements.

5.3 OGSA Service Taxonomy.

5.3.1 Core Services.

5.3.2 Data Services.

5.3.3 Program Execution.

5.3.4 Resource Management.

5.4 Service Relationships.

5.4.1 Service Composition.

5.4.2 Service Orchestration.

5.4.3 Types of Relationships.

5.4.4 Platform Services.

5.5 OGSA Services.

5.5.1 Handle Resolution.

5.5.2 Virtual Organization Creation and Management.

5.5.3 Service Groups and Discovery Services.

5.5.4 Choreography, Orchestration and Workflow.

5.5.5 Transactions.

5.5.6 Metering Service.

5.5.7 Rating Service.

5.5.8 Accounting Service.

5.5.9 Billing and Payment Service.

5.5.10 Installation, Deployment, and Provisioning.

5.5.11 Distributed Logging.

5.5.12 Messaging and Queuing.

5.5.13 Event.

5.5.14 Policy and Agreements.

5.5.15 Base Data Services.

5.5.16 Other Data Services.

5.5.17 Discovery Services.

5.5.18 Job Agreement Service.

5.5.19 Reservation Agreement Service.

5.5.20 Data Access Agreement Service.

5.5.21 Queuing Service.

5.5.22 Open Grid Services Infrastructure.

5.5.23 Common Management Model.

5.6 Security Considerations.

5.7 Examples of OGSA Mechanisms in Support of VO Structures.

6. Grid System Deployment Issues and Approaches.

6.1 Generic Implementations: Globus Toolkit.

6.1.1 Globus Toolkit tools and APIs.

6.1.2 Details on Key Tookit Protocols.

6.1.3 Globus Toolkit Version 3.

6.1.4 Applications.

6.2 Grid Computing Environments.

6.3 Basic Grid Deployment and Management Issues.

6.3.1 Products Categories.

6.3.2 Business Grid Types.

6.3.3 Deploying a Basic Computing Grid.

6.3.4 Deploying More Complex Computing Grids.

6.3.5 Grid Networking Infrastucture Required for Deployment.

6.3.6 Grid Operation - Basic Steps.

6.3.7 Deployment Challenges and Approaches.

6.4 Grid Security Details - Deployment Peace of Mind.

6.4.1 Basic Approach and Mechanisms.

6.4.2 Additional Perspectives.

6.4.3 Conclusion.

7. Grid System Economics.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Grid Economic Services Architecture.

7.2.1 Introduction.

7.2.2 Overview.

7.2.3 The Chargeable Grid Service (CGS).

7.2.4 The Grid Payment System.

7.2.5 GPSHold Service.

7.2.6 The Grid CurrencyExchange Service.

7.2.7 An Example.

7.2.8 Security Considerations.

8. Communication Systems for Local Grids.

8.1 Introduction and Positioning.

8.2 SAN-related Technology.

8.2.1 Fibre Channel Technology - Native Mode.

8.2.2 Fibre Channel Technology - Tunneled Modes.

8.3 LAN-related Technology.

8.3.1 Standards.

8.3.2 Key concepts.

9. Communication systems for national grids.

9.1 MLF.

9.1.1 Motivations and Scope.

9.1.2 Multilink Frame Relay.

9.2 MPLS Technology.

9.2.1 Approaches.

9.2.2 MPLS Operation.

9.2.3 Key Mechanisms Supporting MPLS.

9.2.4 Service Availability.

10. Communication Systems for Global Grids.

10.1 The Basics of Layer 2 and layer 3 VPNs.

10.2 The Layer 3 Approach.

10.3 Layer 2 MPLS VPNs-A Different Philosophy.

10.4 Which Works Better Where?.

10.5 A Grid Computing Application.




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