[kepler-dev] Kepler on Solaris

Chad Berkley berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
Wed May 30 10:41:41 PDT 2007

Here's another page I forgot to include:


To find these on the wiki, go to kepler-project.org and just search for 


Amanda Waite - SUN ISV-Engineering wrote:
> 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
> Amanda
> 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

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