Enabling Applications for Grid Computing with Globus

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 18 June 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738453331
ISBN-13: 9780738453330
IBM Form #: SG24-6936-00
(394 pages)

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Authors: Bart Jacob, Luis Ferreira, Norbert Bieberstein, Candice Gilzean, Jean-Yves Girard, Roman Strachowski, Seong (Steve) Yu


This IBM Redbooks publication, a follow-on to Introduction to Grid Computing with Globus, SG24-6895, discusses the issues and considerations for enabling an application to run in a grid environment. Programming examples are provided based on the Globus Toolkit V2.2.

The first part of this publication addresses various considerations related to grid-enabling an application, from the perspective of the infrastructure, the application, and the data requirements.

The second part of this publication provides many programming examples in C/C++ and Java to help solidify the concepts of grid computing and the types of programming tasks that must be handled when developing an application intended to run in a grid environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Grid infrastructure considerations
Chapter 3. Application architecture considerations
Chapter 4. Data management considerations
Chapter 5. Getting started with development in C/C++
Chapter 6. Programming examples for Globus using Java
Chapter 7. Using Globus Toolkit for data management
Chapter 8. Developing a portal
Chapter 9. Application examples
Chapter 10. Globus Toolkit V3.0
Appendix A. Grid qualification scheme
Appendix B. C/C++ source code for examples
Appendix C. Additional material

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