Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems

  • 14h 11m
  • Albert Y. Zomaya (eds), Hamid Sarbazi-Azad
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2014

A highly accessible reference offering a broad range of topics and insights on large scale network-centric distributed systems

Evolving from the fields of high-performance computing and networking, large scale network-centric distributed systems continues to grow as one of the most important topics in computing and communication and many interdisciplinary areas. Dealing with both wired and wireless networks, this book focuses on the design and performance issues of such systems.

Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems provides in-depth coverage ranging from ground-level hardware issues (such as buffer organization, router delay, and flow control) to the high-level issues immediately concerning application or system users (including parallel programming, middleware, and OS support for such computing systems). Arranged in five parts, it explains and analyzes complex topics to an unprecedented degree:

  • Part 1: Multicore and Many-Core (Mc) Systems-on-Chip
  • Part 2: Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing and Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Part 3: Wireless/Mobile Networks
  • Part 4: Grid and Cloud Computing
  • Part 5: Other Topics Related to Network-Centric Computing and Its Applications

Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems is an incredibly useful resource for practitioners, postgraduate students, postdocs, and researchers.

About the Editors

HAMID SARBAZI-AZAD, PhD, is Professor of Computer Engineering at Sharif University of Technology and heads the School of Computer Science at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) in Tehran, Iran. His research interests include high-performance computing architectures and networks, SoC and NoCs, and memory/storage systems. He has been the editor-in-chief of the CSI Journal on Computer Science & Engineering, and associate editor/editor/guest editor of several related journals including IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has received the Khwarizmi International Award and the TWAS Young Scientist Award in 2007.

ALBERT Y. ZOMAYA, PhD, is the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking in the School of Information Technologies at The University of Sydney. He is also the Director of the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing. Professor Zomaya is the author/coauthor of seven books, more than 450 publications in technical journals and conference proceedings, and the editor of fourteen books and nineteen conference volumes. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, IEEE, and IET.

In this Book

  • A Reconfigurable On-Chip Interconnection Network for Large Multicore Systems
  • Compilers, Techniques, and Tools for Supporting Programming Heterogeneous Many/Multicore Systems
  • A Multithreaded Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for Solving the Flow-Shop Problem on a Multicore Environment
  • Large-Scale P2P-Inspired Problem-Solving: A Formal and Experimental Study
  • Data Distribution Management
  • Middleware Support for Context Handling and Integration in Ubiquitous Computing
  • Challenges in the Use of Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring the Health of Civil Structures
  • Mobility Effects in Wireless Mobile Networks
  • Analytical Model of Time-Critical Wireless Sensor Network: Theory and Evaluation
  • Multicast Transport Protocols for Large-Scale Distributed Collaborative Environments
  • Nature-Inspired Computing for Autonomic Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Smart RPC-Based Computing in Grids and on Clouds
  • Profit-Maximizing Resource Allocation for Multitier Cloud Computing Systems Under Service Level Agreements
  • Market-Oriented Cloud Computing and the Cloudbus Toolkit
  • A Cloud Broker Architecture for Multicloud Environments
  • Energy-Efficient Resource Utilization in Cloud Computing
  • Semantics-Based Resource Discovery in Large-Scale Grids
  • Game-Based Models of Grid User's Decisions in Security-Aware Scheduling
  • Addressing Open Issues on Performance Evaluation in Cloud Computing
  • Broker-Mediated Cloud-Aggregation Mechanism Using Markovian Queues for Scheduling Bag-of-Tasks (BOT) Applications
  • On the Design of a Budget-Conscious Adaptive Scheduler for Handling Large-Scale Many-Task Workflow Applications in Clouds
  • Virtualized Environment Issues in the Context of a Scientific Private Cloud
  • In-Advance Bandwidth Scheduling in e-Science Networks
  • Routing and Wavelength Assignment in Optical Networks
  • Computational Graph Analytics for Massive Streaming Data
  • Knowledge Management for Fault-Tolerant Water Distribution


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