[GE dev] Where to start?

ron ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 5 06:17:10 GMT 2008


--- On Wed, 12/3/08, kartik rustagi <kashes911 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1.DRMAA Web Services Specification and Binding
> What exactly related to DRMAA needs to be done here. Any
> particular person I should contact regarding this.

You should contact Daniel:

  Dan.Templeton AT sun DOT com

And you can read his blog:

  http://blogs.sun.com/templedf/

Or watch his video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFx78OD27CQ


> 4.Integration with a VMM (such as Xen) to dynamically set
> up an
> execution environment (in the form of a virtual machine)
> before running a job
> Will this be done using libvirt or is libvirt the solution
> to this problem.

May be you can start with reading the discussions we had before:

http://gridengine.sunsource.net/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=38&dsMessageId=88197
http://gridengine.sunsource.net/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=38&dsMessageId=88300


> 
> 5.IPv6 support

If I recall correctly, there are a few places (may be less than 2 or 3 files) in the communication library that need to be modified to support IPv6.

You can find the library in: gridengine/source/libs/comm


> Regarding my machine having IPMI, I dont think it will have
> IPMI. Its
> a dell laptop. Still I have writen a mail to Dell asking
> about it.

Sadly, laptops typically don't have IPMI :|

> 
> And I find working for execution deamon and qmaster deamon
> interesting too.

I think the execution daemon is easier to modify.

Daniel has some articles at:

http://blogs.sun.com/templedf/category/Grid

And I like this one the most:

http://blogs.sun.com/templedf/entry/how_jobs_get_executed

  -Ron


> So the thing is I find most of the ideas you have given
> interesting.
> Now I wish to be associated with SGE for a long period of
> time,
> outside the time scope of this competition. And the thing
> is I am not
> able to measure the amount of time each of these ideas will
> take to be
> implemented.
> I choose SGE because of my general interest in Grid
> computing. And
> since you people have more knowledge regarding the code
> base of SGE it
> will be great if you people can suggest me projects i
> should work
> upon( can be more that 1 project too) which can be
> completed in these
> 4-5 months including understanding the required code base.
> 
> As far as my skills go, I am comfortable in c/c++, python,
> HTML and
> javascript. I haven't learn java till now, but if any
> of the project
> requires quite a lot of work in java i will learn it too.
> 
> ps:- The website of the competition i am participating in
> quotes that
> "it should not be bug fixes and should i require
> substantial amount of
> coding or/and research"
> Waiting for replies
> 
> 
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 10:10 PM, kartik rustagi
> <kashes911 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ohk finally exams over , now i am for grid 24*7.....
> will check out
> > the ideas both of you(rayson and reuti) and get back
> to you guys soon
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 12:41 AM, reuti
> <reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> some issues might fall into the set timeframe and
> would be of common
> >> interest to be implemented (I hope). Maybe some
> are even interesting
> >> for you, if you just want to pick a specific one:
> >>
> >> 1)
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2808
> (limit
> >> the job count per user in an RQS)
> >>
> >> 2)
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2147
> (jobs
> >> as a who clause in an RQS)
> >>
> >> 3)
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2087
> (not
> >> enforced custom time-limit)
> >>
> >> 4)
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1116
> (sort
> >> qstat by parallel job)
> >>
> >> 5)
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2554
> >> (header for qstat of the listed user range)
> >>
> >> 6) Repair user-mapping and implement group-mapping
> >>
> >> Maybe someone with a deep insight of the SGE
> source might judge,
> >> whether some of these would be an appropriate
> project.
> >>
> >> -- Reuti
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Am 22.11.2008 um 17:26 schrieb rayson:
> >>
> >>> (Moving the discussion back to the list)
> It's great that you are
> >>> interested in the SGE project!!
> >>>
> >>> There are some materials that I think are
> quite useful to the first
> >>> time SGE developer:
> >>>
> >>> In the 2002 workshop:
> >>> - Working in the Grid Engine Project Part I
> >>> - Working in the Grid Engine Project Part II
> >>>
> >>> And other PDFs are available from the Grid
> Engine workshops:
> >>>
> >>> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/workshop.html
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> As for picking a project, since SGE is an
> application that is quite
> >>> complex, the answer to "where to
> start?" depends on what you are
> >>> interested in.
> >>>
> >>> - if you are interested in low-level Unix
> programming, then you can
> >>> start with working on the execution daemon,
> which is responsible for
> >>> starting SGE jobs.
> >>>
> >>> - if you are interested in scheduling, you can
> start with the qmaster
> >>> daemon and scheduler module.
> >>>
> >>> - if you are interested in data center issues
> and have access to a
> >>> machine that has IPMI, then you can also work
> with Ron and I on the
> >>> power saving project.
> >>>
> >>> - if you are interested in web stuff (eg.
> AJAX), you can take a look
> >>> at the xml-qstat project.
> >>>
> >>> And we have a few Google Summer of Code
> proposals at: (the
> >>> gridengine.info site is currently down, so you
> may need to wait for a
> >>> day or two before it comes back up)
> >>>
> http://wiki.gridengine.info/wiki/index.php/GSoCIdeas
> >>>
> >>> And lastly, we have a few packaging effort
> going on, including the
> >>> Debian & Redhat RPM projects.
> >>>
> >>> Rayson
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 11/22/08, kartik rustagi
> <kashes911 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> yeah definately. Can you help me start?
> >>>>
> >>>> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 3:57 AM, Rayson Ho
> <rayrayson at gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Are you still interested in doing a
> project in SGE??
> >>>>>
> >>>>> rayson
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On 11/13/08, kartik rustagi
> <kashes911 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> Hi, I am a Engineering student
> having quite a lot of interest in
> >>>>>> Grid
> >>>>>> computing and want to work in this
> field. Being an open source
> >>>>>> fanatic
> >>>>>> I think Grid Engine is the project
> where I can contribute. I
> >>>>>> will be
> >>>>>> having my winter break in the
> month of December and January and
> >>>>>> would
> >>>>>> like to dedicate these and the
> following 2-3 months to grid. I
> >>>>>> would
> >>>>>> like to work for Grid Engine as a
> part of "Code For Freedom"
> >>>>>> organized
> >>>>>> by Sun
> <http://in.sun.com/communities/univ/codeforfreedom/> .
> >>>>>> Can any
> >>>>>> Gris developer please help me in
> choosing a project which i
> >>>>>> could work
> >>>>>> upon. I am very comfortable in
> working in c/c++. Waiting for a
> >>>>>> reply.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> ps:- Aint Grid Engine on irc?
> >>>>>>
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