Desktop Grid Computing

Christophe Cerin, Gilles Fedak

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June 25, 2012 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 388 Pages - 106 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439862148 - CAT# K12879
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Series

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Features

  • Illustrates how desktop grid computing is used in various fields, such as bioinformatics and medical imaging
  • Presents state-of-the-art methods, models, and technologies
  • Examines the design of middleware and architecture

Summary

Desktop Grid Computing presents common techniques used in numerous models, algorithms, and tools developed during the last decade to implement desktop grid computing. These techniques enable the solution of many important sub-problems for middleware design, including scheduling, data management, security, load balancing, result certification, and fault tolerance.

The book’s first part covers the initial ideas and basic concepts of desktop grid computing. The second part explores challenging current and future problems. Each chapter presents the sub-problems, discusses theoretical and practical issues, offers details about implementation and experiments, and includes references to further reading and notes.

One of the first books to give a thorough and up-to-date presentation of this topic, this resource describes various approaches and models as well as recent trends that underline the evolution of desktop grids. It balances the theory of designing desktop grid middleware and architecture with applications and real-world deployment on large-scale platforms.