Distributed and Parallel Systems: Cluster and Grid Computing by Andrzej M. Goscinski (auth.), Péter Kacsuk, Dieter

By Andrzej M. Goscinski (auth.), Péter Kacsuk, Dieter Kranzlmüller, Zsolt Németh, Jens Volkert (eds.)

Distributed and Parallel platforms: Cluster and Grid Computing is the complaints of the fourth Austrian-Hungarian Workshop on disbursed and Parallel structures equipped together via Johannes Kepler college, Linz, Austria and the MTA SZTAKI desktop and Automation study Institute.

The papers during this quantity disguise a huge diversity of analysis themes provided in 4 teams. the 1st one introduces cluster instruments and strategies, specifically the problems of load balancing and migration. one other six papers take care of grid and worldwide computing together with grid infrastructure, instruments, functions and cellular computing. the following 9 papers current common questions of allotted improvement and purposes. The final 4 papers deal with an important factor in dispensed computing: fault tolerance and loyal platforms.

This quantity should be worthy to researchers and students drawn to all components regarding parallel and allotted computing structures.

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