[GE users] JOSH V1.1 - load and data-aware multi-site scheduling with Grid Engine & Globus 3

Thomas Seed t.seed at epcc.ed.ac.uk
Tue Mar 30 16:55:43 BST 2004

JOSH V1.1 is now available as binary and source archives from


JOSH (JOb Scheduling Hierarchically) is a multi-site job-management tool
built on top of Globus Toolkit V3 and Grid Engine. A JOSH user interface
(or client) allows the submission, monitoring and termination of jobs
running on Grid Engines at remote compute sites (the servers). JOSH also
handles the transfer of data files and executables to and from jobs. It
was developed by the Sun Data and Compute Grids project at EPCC and
contributed to the Grid Engine project.

JOSH V1.1 provides the following improvements over the previous V1.0.

- Two more criteria, load and proximity to data sources, can now be
used when matching a user's job requirements against Grid Engine
instances at available compute sites.  Previously, in V1.0, only a
site's ability to run a job was considered.

- Job scripts can now be encrypted in findsite_ge.

- The findsite_ge and submit_ge can no longer choose sites where the
user does not have Globus access.

- All JOSH commands authenticate a user at a compute site.

For more information, please see the above URL on the Grid Engine site
or contact sungrid at epcc.ed.ac.uk

Best regards,
Thomas Seed.

Thomas Seed (Applications Consultant)   Tel.: +44 (131) 650 6485
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