Globus® Books

The following books were written by Globus Alliance members.

Globus Toolkit 4: Programming Java Services
Globus Toolkit 4: Programming Java Services
Borja Sotomayor, Lisa Childers
Morgan Kaufmann; First Edition (December 16, 2005)
ISBN: 0123694043

Globus Toolkit 4: Programming Java Services provides an introduction to the latest version of this widely acclaimed toolkit. Based on the popular web-based The Globus Toolkit 4 Programmer's Tutorial, this book far surpasses that document, providing greater detail, quick reference appendices, and many additional examples. If you're making the leap into Grid Computing using the Globus Toolkit, you'll want Globus Toolkit 4: Programming Java Services at your side as you take your first steps.

Grid Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide
Grid Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide
Pawel Plaszczak, Richard Wellner, Jr.
Morgan Kaufmann; First Edition (August 26, 2005)
ISBN: 0127425039

"This book explains grid in simple terms, using practical examples to demonstrate the technical and business benefits of grid and providing hands-on guidance for readers. This is a must read for everyone who is seriously investigating grid or planning to integrate grid technology in their IT environment."
--Wolfgang Gentzsch, Managing Director of Grid Computing and Networking Services, MCNC, Inc.

The Grid, 2nd Edition
The Grid 2: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure
Edited by Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman
Morgan Kaufmann; 2 edition (November 18, 2003)
ISBN: 1558609334

In 1998, Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman introduced a whole new concept in computing with the first edition of this book. Today there is a broader and deeper understanding of the nature of the opportunities offered by Grid computing and the technologies needed to realize those opportunities. In Grid 2, the editors reveal the revolutionary impact of large-scale resource sharing and virtualization within science and industry, the intimate relationships between organization and resource sharing structures and the new technologies required to enable secure, reliable, and efficient resource sharing on large scale.

Foster and Kesselman have once again assembled a team of experts to present an up-to-date view of Grids that reports on real experiences and explains the available technologies and new technologies emerging from labs, companies and standards bodies. Grid 2, like its predecessor, serves as a manifesto, design blueprint, user guide and research agenda for future Grid systems.

Grid Resource Management
Grid Resource Management: State of the Art and Future Trends
Edited by Jarek Nabrzyski, Jennifer M. Schopf, Jan Weglarz
Springer; 1 edition (September, 2003)
ISBN: 1402075758

Grid Resource Management: State of the Art and Future Trends presents an overview of the state of the field and describes both the real experiences and the current research available today. Grid computing is a rapidly developing and changing field, involving the shared and coordinated use of dynamic, multi-institutional resources. Grid resource management is the process of identifying requirements, matching resources to applications, allocating those resources, and scheduling and monitoring Grid resources over time in order to run Grid applications as efficiently as possible. While Grids have become almost commonplace, the use of good Grid resource management tools is far from ubiquitous because of the many open issues of the field, including the multiple layers of schedulers, the lack of control over resources, the fact that resources are shared, and that users and administrators have conflicting performance goals. These are the issues addressed in this book, in addition to elucidating the overlap with related areas including discussions of work with peer-to-peer computing, economic approaches, and operations research. Grid Resource Management: State of the Art and Future Trends is an invaluable resource for today's user, application developer, or resource owners when working with Grid resource management systems.

Designing & Building Parallel Programs
Designing and Building Parallel Programs: Concepts and Tools for Parallel Software Engineering
Ian Foster
Addison Wesley; 1st edition (January 31, 1995)
ISBN: 0201575949

Provides a comprehensive introduction to parallel algorithm design, performance analysis, and program construction. Describes the tools needed to write parallel programs and provides numerous examples.