[kepler-dev] Kepler on Solaris

Matthew Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Tue May 29 11:29:55 PDT 2007

Hi Amanda,

Your proposed work on making Kepler work with the Sun Grid Engine sounds 
great.  There has been some past work to make Kepler work with other 
grid systems such as Globus and NIMROD, among others.  We've decided 
that such one-off solutions are difficult for the Kepler user-base and 
difficult to maintain, so we've launched a project to more generally 
grid-enable Kepler workflows.  Under this new work, we're designing and 
building a generalized grid invocation subsystem within Kepler that 
should allow individual grid systems to be used as the backend execution 
environment for either whole workflows, or for components of workflows. 
  As part of the SEEK project, Lucas Gilbert and Chad Berkley are 
working on this.

If you are going to invest time in making the Sun Grid Engine work, I 
suggest it would be useful to review the direction that Lucas and Chad 
are taking and see if it will work for the Grid Engine as well.  Maybe 
Lucas and Chad could provide an overview design document for everyone to 



Matthew B. Jones
Director of Informatics Research and Development
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
UC Santa Barbara
jones at nceas.ucsb.edu                Ph: 541-888-2581 ext. 287

Amanda Waite - SUN ISV-Engineering wrote:
> Hi there,
> My name is Amanda Waite and I'm a Staff engineer working with Open 
> Source Communities here at Sun. We see Kepler as an important 
> application particular in the area of Grid Computing and we would really 
> like to make it available on Solaris 10 and on the Sun Grid. What I'm 
> looking to do initially is make sure that Kepler runs on Solaris 10 
> without problems, and as expected performance-wise. I'll can then make 
> it available on the Sun Grid at http://www.network.com. I'd then like to 
> work with the community and if possible putback the changes, if any, 
> that were made in the course of the port.
> Does this sound ok? Does anyone already run Kepler on Solaris? I did 
> scan through the archives for the last year or so but didn't see any 
> references to Solaris.
> Thanks
> Amanda

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