Many industry analysts believe that grid computing will be the next big techlogy wave. It is so promising that major techlogy companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun are allocating significant resources for grid research and development. Grid Computing for Developers explores the evolution of grid computing from the early distributed computing paradigm to the modern grid environments. Most of today's grid environments will be examined including OGSA, Resource Managers, and MPI. The book also explores today's de-facto standards for grid computing including a comprehensive guide to the Globus Toolkit for developers covering installation, system administration, development guides for grid services, open grid services architectures for OGSI and OGSA-DAI, commodity grid kits for Java, Perl, and OGSA-C, and performance evaluation tests. A significant amount of source code samples accompany each chapter. Grid Computing for Developers is an ideal resource for computer scientists and researchers, graduate students, and IT professionals looking to further expand their grid computing skills.
Vladimir Silva (Richmond, VA) holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Middle Tennessee State University and has worked for four years at IBM as a Software Engineer. He holds two top-level certifications in Software Development (MCSD Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, OCP-Oracle Application Developer) and belongs to two National Honor Societies. He has also published numerous articles for IBM developerWorks.