DRM standard API [was: SC2001 technical papers online]

Jakob Østergaard jakob at unthought.net
Tue Oct 30 01:40:40 EST 2001


On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 08:47:07PM -0500, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 04:36:46PM -0800, Ron Chen wrote:
> 
> > Good news!! PBS and SGE are working together to define
> > a standard API for DRM.
> 
> Forgive an old skeptic, but there have been *numerous* false starts at
> such an API, with no results so far. Schedulers that work with multiple
> queue systems (like Maui) generally parse user readable output
> for this reason, everyone supports that...

He said API, not protocol.

Perhaps the protocol would be the interesting part, in order to achieve
interoperability, but it's also the harder part IMO.

As another skeptic I'd say that I can believe in a standard API but they will
be selling snow-cones in hell before the majority of environments out there
support a common wire protocol.

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