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desktop grid computing




Sabotage-tolerance and trust management in desktop grid computing
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The success of grid computing in open environments like the Internet is highly dependent on the adoption of mechanisms to detect failures and malicious sabotage attempts. It is also required to maintain a trust management system that permits one to distinguish the 

stdchk: A checkpoint storage system for desktop grid computing
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ABSTRACT Checkpointing is an indispensable technique to provide fault tolerance for long- running high-throughput applications like those running on desktop grids. This article argues that a checkpoint storage system, optimized to operate in these environments, can offer 

Desktop grid computing
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This book reviews various approaches in desktop grid computing useful for implementing and solving many important sub-problems of middleware design, such as scheduling, data management, security, load balancing, and fault tolerance. With numerous tables and 

InteGrade: object-oriented Grid middleware leveraging the idle computing power of desktopmachines
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ABSTRACT Grid computing technology improves the computing experiences at organizations by effectively integrating distributed computing resources. However, just a small fraction of currently available Grid infrastructures focuses on reutilization of existing commodity 

Sztaki desktop grid: a modular and scalable way of building large computing grids
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ABSTRACT So far BOINC based desktop grid systems have been applied at the global computing level. This paper describes an extended version of BOINC called SZTAKI desktop grid (SZDG) that aims at using desktop grids (DGs) at local (enterprise/institution) level. 

Sztaki desktop grid: Building a scalable, secure platform for desktop grid computing
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In this paper we present a concept how separate desktop grids can be used as building blocks for larger scale grids by organizing them in a hierarchical tree. We describe an enhanced security model which satisfies the requirements of the hierarchical setup and is 

Defeating colluding nodes in desktop grid computing platforms
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ABSTRACT Desktop Grid systems reached a preeminent place among the most powerful computing platforms in the planet. Unfortunately, they are extremely vulnerable to mischief, because computing projects exert no administrative or technical control on volunteers. 

Increasing gp computing power for free via desktop grid computing and virtualization
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ABSTRACT This paper presents how it is possible to increase the genetic programming (GP) computing power (CP) for free, via volunteer computing (VC), using the well known framework BOINC plus a new``virtualization''layer which adds all the benefits from the 

Evaluating the performance and intrusiveness of virtual machines for desktop grid computing
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ABSTRACT We experimentally evaluate the performance overhead of the virtual environments VMware Player, QEMU, VirtualPC and VirtualBox on a dual-core machine. Firstly, we assess the performance of a Linux guest OS running on a virtual machine by separately 

Peer-to-peer techniques for data distribution in desktop grid computing platforms
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In this paper, we discuss how Peer-to-Peer data distribution techniques can be adapted to Desktop Grid computing environments, particularly to the BOINC platform. To date, Desktop Grid systems have focused primarily on utilizing spare CPU cycles, yet have neglected to 

Towards mapreduce for desktop grid computing
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ABSTRACT MapReduce is an emerging programming model for data-intense application proposed by Google, which has attracted a lot of attention recently. MapReduce borrows from functional programming, where programmer defines Map and Reduce tasks 

PyMW-A Python module for desktop grid and volunteer computing
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ABSTRACT We describe a general purpose master-worker parallel computation Python module called PyMW. PyMW is intended to support rapid development, testing and deployment of large scale master-worker style computations on a desktop grid or volunteer computing 

Self-gridron: Reliable, autonomous, and fully decentralized desktop grid computing system based on neural overlay network
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ABSTRACT Although desktop Grid computing has been regarded as a cost-efficient computing paradigm, the system has suffered from scalability issues caused by its centralized structure. In addition, resource volatility generates system instability and performance deterioration. 

A DHT-based infrastructure for sharing checkpoints in desktop grid computing
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ABSTRACT In this paper we present Chkpt2Chkpt, a desktop grid system that aims to reduce turnaround times of applications by replicating checkpoints. We target desktop computing projects with applications that are comprised of longrunning independent tasks, executed 

A Checkpoint Storage System for Desktop Grid Computing
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ABSTRACT Checkpointing is an indispensable technique to provide fault tolerance for long- running high-throughput applications like those running on desktop grids. In these environments, a dedicated checkpoint storage system can offer multiple benefits: reduce 

Exploiting grid computing, desktop grids and cloud computing for e-science: Future directions
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Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to examine three different, but related, distributed computing technologies in the context of public-funded e-science research, and to present the author's viewpoint on future directions. Design/methodology/approach–The paper 

Statistical Properties of Deformed Single-Crystal Surface under Real-Time Video Monitoring and Processing in the Desktop Grid Distributed Computing Environment
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ABSTRACT Many crucial processes of damage initiation and propagation take place dynamically in the wide observable time domain from 10-3 seconds to 103 seconds and on the many scales from 10 6 m (solitary defects places) to 10-2 m (correlated linked network 

A Desktop Grid Computing Approach for Scientific Computing and Visualization
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ABSTRACT Scientific Computing is the collection of tools, techniques, and theories required to solve on a computer, mathematical models of problems from science and engineering, and its main goal is to gain insight in such problems. Generally, it is difficult to understand or 

Reference Architectures for Trustworthy Energy Management and Desktop Grid ComputingApplications
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ABSTRACT This report presents two reference architectures that can be used as architectural blueprints for applications of two different system classes. The first system class comprises

Massively distributed computing: Virtual screening on a desktop grid
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We describe an exemplar of an important class of applications for the emerging Grid, namely, coarse-grained task-parallel computations arising from parameter sweeps, Monte

The desktop modelling toolkit: grid computing and conceptual modelling for structural geology and reactive transport
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Within the domains of reactive transport and structural geology, numerical simulations are often used to approximate a real-world scenario. Such simulations generally require both highly specific domain knowledge, and an in-depth knowledge of a specific numerical 

The Java Cog Kit Grid Desktop: A Simple and Central Approach to Grid Computing Using the Graphical Desktop Paradigm
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Grid Computing is a methodology to address extremely large compute intensive application needs. Although the infrastructure is being developed, most users are experiencing difficulty using the corresponding set ups due to unfamiliar and heterogeneous user interface 

Grid desktop computing for constructive battlefield simulation
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It is a fact that gaming technology is a state-of-the-art tool for military training, not only in low level simulations, eg flight training simulations, but also for strategic and tactical training. It is also a fact that users of this kind of technologies require increasingly more realistic 

On using Desktop Grid Computing in software industry
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ABSTRACT Context. When dealing with large data sets and heavy calculations the common solution is clusters, supercomputers or Grids of these two. However, there are ways of gaining large computational power by utilizing the unused cycles of regular home or office 

Speeding-up the execution of credit risk simulations using desktop grid computing: A case study
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This paper describes a case study that was undertaken at a leading European Investment bank in which desktop grid computing was used to speed-up the execution of Monte Carlo credit risk simulations. The credit risk simulations were modelled using commercial-off-the 

Development Journey of QADPZ-A Desktop Grid Computing Platform
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ABSTRACT In this paper we present QADPZ, an open source system for desktop grid computing, which enables users of a local network or Internet to share resources. QADPZ allows a centralized management and use of the computational resources of idle 

A Desktop Grid Computing Service for Connect6
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I-Chen Wu*, Chingping Chen*, Ping-Hung Lin*, Kuo-Chan Huang, Lung- Ping Chen*, Der-Johng Sun* and Hsin-Yun Tsou*  *Department of Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan Department of Computer and Information Science, National 

Coupling Resource Grouping and Scheduling in Centralized Desktop Grid Computing
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ABSTRACT Desktop Grid is different from Grid in terms of the characteristics of resources as well as types of sharing. Particularly, resource providers in Desktop Grid are volatile, heterogeneous, faulty, and malicious. These distinct features make it difficult for a 


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