GRID AND CLUSTER COMPUTING

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Feb 14, 2008 - Computers - 256 pages
Grid Computing and Cluster Computing are advanced topics and latest trends in computer science that find a place in the computer science and information technology curricula of many engineering institutes and universities today. Divided into two parts—Part I, Grid Computing and Part II, Cluster Computing—, this compact and concise text strives to make the concepts of grid computing and cluster computing comprehensible to the students through its fine presentation and accessible style. Part I of the book enables the student not only to understand the concepts involved in grid computing but also to build their own grids for specific applications. Similarly, as today supercomputers are being built using cluster computing architectures, Part II provides an insight into the basic principles involved in cluster computing and equips the readers with the knowledge to build their own clusters in-house. Diagrams are used to illustrate the concepts discussed and to enable the reader to actually construct a grid or a cluster himself. The book is intended as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science and engineering, information technology (B.Tech./M.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering/IT), and post-graduate students of computer science/information technology (M.Sc. Computer Science and M.Sc. IT). Besides, practising engineers and computer science professionals should find the text very useful.
 

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Contents

Technologies and Architectures for Grid Computing 1829
3
World Wide Grid Computing Activities Organizations
Web Services and the Service
Conclusion 59
Conclusion 66
References 81
Conclusion 94
An Introduction 106115
Conclusion 128
Setting Up and Administering a Cluster 149156
Cluster Technology for High Availability 157172
Performance Models and Simulation 173176
Load Sharing and Load Balancing 191201
Distributed Shared Memory 202209
Beowulf
Index 229240

Early Cluster Architectures and High Throughput

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C.S.R. PRABHU (MTech, IIT Bombay), is Deputy Director General and State Informatics Officer, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Andhra Pradesh State Unit, Hyderabad. Prior to joining NIC, he worked in various capacities at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), CMC, and TELCO (now Tata Motors). During his association with University of Central Florida, Mr. Prabhu served NASA at Cape Canaveral. He has also been a consultant to Hughes Aircraft Corporation, Irvine, California and Florida Savings and Loans, Orlando, Florida. At NIC, he worked on e-governance projects for about 18 years in various capacities, both at Central and State levels. He was instrumental in developing many e-governance applications and information system for the Central Government, state governments, district administration, and taluka and village level e-governance projects (whose case studies are presented in this book).

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