Grid computing is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time Grid computing appears to be a promising trend for three reasons: its ability to make more cost-effective use of a given amount of computer resources; as a way to solve problems that can't be approached without an enormous amount of computing power; and because it suggests that the resources of many computers can be cooperatively and perhaps synergistically harnessed and managed as a collaboration toward a common objective. This book features contributions from the major players in the field and covers all aspects of grid technology from motivation to applications. It provides an extensive state-of-the-art guide in grid computing and is essential reading for researchers in computing and engineering, physicists, statisticians, engineers and mathematicians and IT policy makers.In this book the authors consider the Grid in depth, describing its immense potential and complexity from the perspective of the community of individuals working hard to transform the Grid computing vision into reality.
|Author||:||Fran Berman, Geoffrey Fox, Anthony J. G. Hey|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley and Sons - 2003|