eBook Achieving Real-Time in Distributed Computing: From Grids to Clouds, 1st Edition

  • Dimosthenis Kyriazis
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  • ISBN-10: 1609608283
  • ISBN-13: 9781609608286
  • DDC: 004.33
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 330 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Real-time systems are of importance to a large number of university laboratories and research institutes worldwide, and without the proper integration of real-time into distributed computing, institutions simply could not function. ACHIEVING REAL-TIME IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING: FROM GRIDS TO CLOUDS offers over 400 accounts from a wide range of specific research efforts. Major focus is given to the need for methodologies, tools, and architectures for complex distributed systems that address the practical issues of performance guarantees, timed execution, real-time management of resources, synchronized communication under various load conditions, satisfaction of QoS constraints, and dealing with the trade-offs between these aspects.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Software as a Service.
2: Modelling and Analysing QoS for Real-Time Interactive Applications on the Cloud.
3: Model-Driven Engineering, Services and Interactive Real-Time Applications.
4: Programming Interfaces for Realtime and Cloud-Based Computing.
5: Service Quality Model Evaluation.
6: Platform as a Service.
7: Taxonomy and State of the Art of Service Discovery Mechanisms and Their Relation to the Cloud Computing Stack.
8: Monitoring and Metering in the Cloud.
9: Workflow Management Systems in Distributed Environments.
10: Service Level Agreements for Real-Time Service-Oriented Infrastructures.
11: Securing Real-Time Interactive Applications in Federated Clouds.
12: Web Service Specifications Relevant for Service Oriented Infrastructures.
13: Infrastructure as a Service.
14: Execution and Resource Management in QoS-Aware Virtualized Infrastructures.
15: Network Management in Virtualized Infrastructures.
16: Data Storage in Cloud Based Real-Time Environments.
17: Fault Detection and Recovery Mechanisms and Techniques for Service Oriented Infrastructures.
18: Real-Time Attributes in Operating Systems.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.