Grid Computing in Research and Education

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 21 April 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738491756
ISBN-13: 9780738491752
IBM Form #: SG24-6649-00
(174 pages)

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Authors: Luis Ferreira, Fabiano Lucchese, Tomoari Yasuda, Chin Yau Lee, Carlos Alexandre Queiroz, Elton Minetto, Antonio Saverio Rincon Mungioli

Abstract

This IBM Redbooks publication, Grid Computing in Research and Education, belongs to a series of documents related to grid computing that IBM is presenting to the community to enrich the IT industry and all its players: customers, industry leaders, emerging enterprises, universities, and producers of technology. It is mainly oriented to IT architects or those whom have the responsibility of analyzing the capabilities to build in a grid solution.

Part 1 presents the basics about what, why and how grid can be applied to the research and education fields.

Part 2 presents a collection of examples of real-world grid implementations that have been accomplished in the research and education world.

Part 3 describes the Teragrid project, a cyber-infrastructure that aims to solve the problem of emerging terascale applications. It also provides a hypothetical example of a research oriented grid involving multiple schedulers and multiple different components and services.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction to grid concepts
Chapter 2. How to implement a grid
Part 2. Grid by examples
Chapter 3. Introducing the examples
Chapter 4. Scientific simulation
Chapter 5. Medical images
Chapter 6. Computer-aided drug discovery
Chapter 7. Big Science
Chapter 8. e-learning.
Chapter 9. University integration
Chapter 10. Visualization
Chapter 11. Microprocessor design
Part e. Appendixes
Appendix A. TeraGrid
Appendix B. Research oriented orid

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