[Beowulf] SGI to offer Windows on clusters
dsimas at imageworks.com
Thu Apr 12 10:48:07 PDT 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
> a) we need a job submission API, and
How about DRMAA?
> 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).
> Does such exist already?
> Thanks, Rich
> Rich Altmaier, SGI
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