Introduction to Grid Computing with Globus

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 01 October 2003, updated 06 October 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738499889
ISBN-13: 9780738499888
IBM Form #: SG24-6895-01
(290 pages)

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Authors: Luis Ferreira, Viktors Berstis, Jonathan Armstrong, Mike Kendzierski, Andreas Neukoetter, Masanobu Takagi, Richard Bing-Wo, Adeeb Amir, Ryo Murakawa, Olegario Hernandez, James Magowan, Norbert Bieberstein


This IBM Redbooks publication is intended to give readers interested in the technical aspects of grid computing a hands-on introduction using the Globus Toolkit. This includes a discussion of the first basics of grid computing, and various grid products and architectures.

This publication is a good starting point for learning about grid computing, and gives you a good foundation before learning more about the future of grid computing, OGSA, e-business, and IBM's vision of the on-demand era.

This publication covers the following topics:

- Grid computing fundamentals
- Architecture and security considerations
- Introduction of Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA)
- Description of the components of the Globus Toolkit
- Globus Toolkit Version 2.2 implementation

Table of contents

Part 1. Fundamentals
Chapter 1. Grid computing
Part 2. Architecture
Chapter 2. Application considerations
Chapter 3. Security
Chapter 4. Design
Part 3. Products
Chapter 5. Grid software
Chapter 6. Additional components
Part 4. Globus Toolkit
Chapter 7. Components
Chapter 8. Installation and setup
Chapter 9. Demo: Grid setup
Chapter 10. Demo: Application
Part 5. Examples
Chapter 11. Grid examples
Part 6. OGSA
Chapter 12. Open Grid Services Architecture

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