[kepler-dev] Kepler on Solaris

Amanda Waite - SUN ISV-Engineering Amanda.Waite at Sun.COM
Wed May 30 10:35:51 PDT 2007

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the information on past efforts to grid-enable Kepler and 
also for the encouragement.
I feel that it would definitely be useful to know more about the work 
that Lucas and Chad are doing on the grid invocation sub-system.

Best Regards


Matthew Jones wrote:
> 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  review.
> Regards,
> Matt
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 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
> http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ecoinformatics
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 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

Amanda Waite
ISV-Engineering, Sun Microsystems
Tel: +44 (0)1252 420693
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