[GE users] Why no DRMAA support for Windows?

Kevin Swanson Kevin.Swanson at ansys.com
Thu Sep 27 16:32:05 BST 2007


Thanks. Actually, I was curious whether DRMAA could work at all on
Windows, not specifically native Windows. So, if I did install Microsoft
SFU on a Windows submit host, would I then be able to use DRMAA on that
Windows host to submit and interact with jobs?

Kevin 

-----Original Message-----
From: Andreas.Haas at Sun.COM [mailto:Andreas.Haas at Sun.COM] 
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:53 AM
To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
Subject: Re: [GE users] Why no DRMAA support for Windows?

Hi Kevin,

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Kevin Swanson wrote:

> I saw in the Grid Engine 6.1 installation guide that DRMAA is not
> supported on Windows hosts. I had hoped to set up DRMAA (Java binding)
> on a Windows submit host and send jobs off to Linux execution hosts.

DRMAA support for Windows were doable, if the corresponding Grid Engine 
client-side source code were ported to native Windows. Native Windows 
porting is needed, if the Java DRMAA binding shall be usable not only by

SFU-programs. Although Java DRMAA binding for Windows SFU programs were 
easier to accomplish, but I fear this is not what you envision.

> Does anyone know why DRMAA is not supported on Windows? Are there any
> plans to support it?

Currently there are no unfortunately no plans to do the port. That
however 
could change, if you could help pushing and pulling as to make the
demand 
more visible and aware. If that doesn't work last resort would be to
pray 
for it.

Best regards,
Andreas

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