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High performance computing and grids in action.


High performance computing and grids in action.

Ed. by Lucio Grandinetti.

IOS Press


527 pages



Advances in parallel computing; v.16


Selected from those presented at the 2006 International Advanced Research Workshop on High Performance Computing and Grids held in Cetraro, Italy, these 25 papers cover systems and solutions for advanced distributed computing and for high performance computing and networking, grid fundamentals, grid technology, and applications. Topics include mixed precision floating point hardware in scientific computations, a model for the design and programming of multi-cores, maps of scientific workflows, infrastructures for urgent computing, network communication as a service-oriented capability, infrastructure for e-science applications, e-science portals, a new brokering ad scheduling solution, challenges of scale scheduling based on service level agreements, TeraGrid as an enabler of new types of applications, the Providence Data Model and a bioinformatics case, cyber infrastructure and Web 2.0, point-to-point semantic grid resource discovery, and data integration. Applications vary from workflow to gaming, visuals and weather prediction.

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