Today, more and more practitioners, researchers, and students are utilizing the power and efficiency of grid computing for their increasingly complex electromagnetics applications. This cutting-edge book offers you the practical and comprehensive guidance you need to use this new approach to supercomputing for your challenging projects. Supported with over 110 illustrations, the book clearly describes a high-performance, low-cost method to solving huge numerical electromagnetics problems.
You learn how to perform critical data exploration via the
Web in a simple manner, build a computational grid, migrate an electromagnetics
application towards grid computing, and use collaborative engineering on a
daily basis to share and work with remote resources online. Moreover, this
invaluable reference shows you how to use grids to explore new electromagnetics
applications that can lead to innovative market and research opportunities.
This complete grid computing resource covers the critical topics you need to
understand, from enabling technologies and dedicated tool, to meta-applications
and wireless radiobase station networks.
CD-ROM Included! Contains all the software needed to
build a grid (Globus, Nimrod-G, MPICH, NTP) and sample code for several
General Concept of Grids - Parallel and Distributed
Architectures. Parallel and Distributed Programming. Performance Assessment.
Web Computing. Computational Grids.
Enabling Technologies and Dedicated Tools - Enabling
Technologies: Object-Orientation. Dedicated Tools: Grid Middleware. The Globus
Toolkit: An Overview. The Globus Toolkit :The Globus Security Infrastructure.
The Globus Toolkit: The Resource Management Pillar. The Globus Toolkit: The
Information Services Pillar. The Globus Toolkit: The Data Management Pillar.
The Globus Toolkit API. The Message Passing Interface with Globus. Dedicated
Tools: Economy Driven Resource Management in Grids. Web-Based Technologies and
Projects. Grid-Enabled High Throughput Computing: Condor-G.
Building Up a Grid - Recalling Globus Basic Concepts.
Setting Up the Environment. Globus Installation. Globus Configuration. Services
Start-Up. Introducing a New User to the Grid. Globus Relevant Commands to Use
the Grid. Developing Grid-Enabled Applications. Message Passing in a Grid
Applications: FDTD with MPI in Grid Environments - The FDTD
Approach: Theoretical Background. Parallel FDTD. Migration towards
Computational Grids. Numerical Performance. Remarkable Achievements.
Computer-Aided Engineering of Aperture-Antenna Arrays -
Numerical Techniques for the Analysis of Flange-Mounted Rectangular Apertures.
A tool for the CAE of Rectangular Aperture Antenna Arrays. Parallel CAE of
Aperture Arrays. Migration towards Grid Environments.
Wireless Radiobase Station Networks - Foundations of
Cellular Systems. Key-Factors for Current and Future Wireless Communications.
Planning Wireless Networks. An Integrated System for Optimum Wireless Network
Planning, Control and Reconfiguration. A Candidate Architecture for an
Effective ISNOP. Grid Computing and Its Role in the ISNOP. Wireless Network
Planning with Grid Computing.
Conclusions and Future Trends - Grid Computing: Benefits and
Limitations. Grid Computing Trends.
Appendices. Bibliography. List of Useful Web Sites.
Glossary. List of Acronyms. Index.
Luciano Tarricone is a professor of
electromagnetic fields and antenna and propagation at the University of Lecce,
Italy. The author of more than 40 journal papers and 100 conference papers, he
holds a Laurea degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University
of Rome, Italy.
Alessandra Esposito is a consultant at the
University of Lecce, Italy. She holds a Laurea degree in electronic engineering
from the University of Naples, Italy