[Beowulf] SGI to offer Windows on clusters

David Simas dsimas at imageworks.com
Thu Apr 12 13:48:07 EDT 2007


On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 08:59:04AM -0700, Rich Altmaier wrote:
> 
> This means, for Linux to have a position as the backend
> compute cluster, we must have this one button job launch
> capability.  A Windows library must be available to
> the ISV, to provide a job submission API  to the batch
> scheduler.  With such a feature, the ISVs can be
> persued to incoporate.
> 
> Ideally the job submission API is a kind of standard, so
> the ISV does not see duplicate work versus the batch scheduler
> used.
> 
> So,
> a) we need a job submission API, and

How about DRMAA?

	http://drmaa.org/wiki/

> b) we need the Windows library added to Linux batch schedulers.
>    (I'm not saying the scheduler runs on Windows, we just need
>    the submission/retrieve portion).

There's a Windows client available for Sun Grid Engine, but it's
not open source (the client, that is).

DGS

> 
> Does such exist already?
> 
> Thanks, Rich
> Rich Altmaier, SGI
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