This book deals with Anna University Regulation 2013 for the Syllabus CS 6703 Introduction to Grid and Cloud Computing. There are Five units covered in this book. Following are the unit plan of the book.
INTRODUCTION Evolution of Distributed computing: Scalable computing over the Internet – Technologies for network based systems – clusters of cooperative computers. Grid computing Infrastructures – cloud computing – service oriented architecture – Introduction to Grid Architecture and standards – Elements of Grid – Overview of Grid Architecture.
GRID SERVICES – Introduction to Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) – Motivation – Functionality Requirements. Practical & Detailed view of OGSA/OGSI – Data intensive grid service models – OGSA services.
VIRTUALIZATION – Cloud deployment models: public, private, hybrid, community – Categories of cloud computing: Everything as a service: Infrastructure, platform, software. Pros and Cons of cloud computing – Implementation levels of virtualization – virtualization structure – virtualization of CPU, Memory and I/O devices. virtual clusters and Resource Management – Virtualization for data center automation.
PROGRAMMING MODEL – Open source grid middleware packages – Globus Toolkit (GT4) Architecture , Configuration – Usage of Globus. Main components and Programming model – Introduction to Hadoop Framework – Mapreduce. Input splitting, map and reduce functions, specifying input and output parameters, configuring and running a job. Design of Hadoop file system, HDFS concepts, command line and java interface, dataflow of File read & File write.
SECURITY – Trust models for Grid security environment – Authentication and Authorization methods – Grid security infrastructure – Cloud Infrastructure security: network, host and application level. Aspects of data security, provider data and its security, Identity and access management architecture, IAM practices in the cloud, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS availability in the cloud, Key privacy issues in the cloud.