Computation and Storage in the Cloud, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124078796
  • ISBN-13: 9780124078796
  • DDC: 004.6782
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Computation and Storage in the Cloud is the first comprehensive and systematic work investigating the issue of computation and storage trade-off in the cloud in order to reduce the overall application cost. Scientific applications are usually computation and data intensive, where complex computation tasks take a long time for execution and the generated datasets are often terabytes or petabytes in size. Storing valuable generated application datasets can save their regeneration cost when they are reused, not to mention the waiting time caused by regeneration. However, the large size of the scientific datasets is a big challenge for their storage. By proposing innovative concepts, theorems and algorithms, this book will help bring the cost down dramatically for both cloud users and service providers to run computation and data intensive scientific applications in the cloud.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: Introduction.
2: Literature Review.
3: Motivating Example and Research Issues.
4: Cost Model of Data Set Storage in the Cloud.
5: Minimum Cost Benchmarking Approaches.
6: Cost-Effective Data Set Storage Strategies.
7: Experiments and Evaluations.
8: Conclusions and Contributions.
Appendix A: Notation Index.
Appendix B: Proofs of Theorems, Lemmas and Corollaries.
Appendix C: Method of Calculating λ Based on Users’ Extra Budget.