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Grid Computing for Electromagnetics

Grid Computing for Electromagnetics by Luciano Tarricone
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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 application areas.



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 Framework.

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

Artech House; August 2004
266 pages; ISBN 9781580537780
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Title: Grid Computing for Electromagnetics
Author: Luciano Tarricone; Alessandra Esposito