[GE users] JOSH with SGE 6.3?

Terry Sloan tms at epcc.ed.ac.uk
Thu Feb 17 16:27:04 GMT 2005

Hi all,

I have just spoken to some of the JOSH developers here at EPCC and they 
have confirmed that JOSH only uses the client commands: qacct, qalter, 
qdel, qrls, qselect, qstat, and qsub. As far as we are aware these 
haven't changed from 5.3 to 6.0.  I guess someone else on this list can 
confirm this or not.  Also you should be aware that the fork MMJFS is 
only used to run these commands as the user.

JOSH was originally written and tested with GT 3.0.2 however we have 
recently tested it with GT 3.2.1.  Between GT 3.0.2 and GT 3.2.1 there 
are changes in the RSL. We therefore have had to update JOSH accordingly 
and produce a new binary for the JOSH client for use with GT 3.2.1.  If 
you wish to receive this updated binary please get in contact with me at 
t.sloan at epcc.ed.ac.uk.

Soon we hope to make the JOSH source available through  the Grid Engine 
CVS repository so that we can share such source changes with the Grid 
Engine community.  In the meantime if you wish to receive the new source 
for the client please get in contact with me.

Best regards,

Terry Sloan

Melvin Koh wrote:

>I have not tried it, but since JOSH is using MJS as the job submission
>interface, I do know that MJS in GT3 works with SGE v6.x. Also,
>there is no real changes to the usage of the client commands (qsub,
>qstat, qacct) and the epilog/prolog mechanisms from v5.3 to v6.x, which
>JOSH also depends on. So in theory I believe that it should work.
>On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, Silvan Kaiser wrote:
>>Hello everyone!
>>We're planning to install JOSH
>>(http://gridengine.sunsource.net/project/gridengine/josh.html) on our
>>SGE v6.3 based system in order to make accessible via the Globus
>>Toolkit. Has anyone done this so far? JOSH documentation only talks
>>about SGE v5.x variants so we're unsure wether or not this will work.
>>	Silvan Kaiser

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