[Beowulf] SGE web frontends

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Feb 4 13:37:02 EST 2005


On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Brian Henerey wrote:

> 
> I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I'd also be interested to know 
> if there are any open source web frontends for launching jobs on 
> clusters. I've mostly written my own anyway, but if something's out 
> there I'd like to know.

Same topic.  The issue is having a web "portal" that manages stuff like
authentication, data transport, job submission/status etc.  Running the
submissions through SGE rather than something else is just a detail.

   rgb

> 
> Thanks,
> Brian Henerey
> 
> 
> Joe Landman wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Robert G. Brown wrote:
> > 
> >> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Matthew Pratola wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>> Can anyone recommend a simple web frontend for submitting SGE jobs?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>   http://www.globus.org/
> >>
> >> One stop shopping.
> > 
> > 
> > Did I miss something?  Was a tongue planted in cheek with this reply?
> > 
> > As far as I know there are very few web interfaces to running SGE (or 
> > LSF, or ...) jobs.  If I am wrong please do provide links/references.
> > 
> > Globus is not a web interface (last I checked), but a large group of 
> > middleware to manage something that looks a lot closer to the definition 
> > of a grid than SGE.  SGE is a job scheduler (with a name "engineered" to 
> > make you think it is a one-stop-shop as a grid-in-a-box).
> > 
> > My company is interested in (and we are developing) web portals for end 
> > user cluster work, so if you know of any, we would like to hear about 
> > them.  Good open-source platforms that are current/supported could be 
> > worth looking at (and will save us time/development effort).  There seem 
> > to be lots of bits of abandonware in the grid portal/user-interface 
> > area.  We don't want to re-invent wheels, but at the same time, we don't 
> > want to adopt abandoned ones either.
> > 
> > Joe
> > 
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