AUTHORS: Silva - ©2006
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.