[GE users] Release of GridWay 5.4

Tino Vázquez tinova79 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 15:33:39 BST 2008

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Dear all,

On behalf of the GridWay team, I am pleased to announce that a new  
stable release of the GridWay Metascheduler is now available for  
download. Users who wish to receive the latest bug fixes are  
encouraged to install this release. This version is also shipped with  
the newly released Globus Toolkit 4.2.0.

Thanks for your support!


GridWay 5.4


This stable release is based on the previous development release,  
GridWay 5.3, which has been thoroughly tested and documented.
- Integration with major Grid Infrastructures
Following the trend from previous releases, GridWay 5.4 is capable of  
integrate with another major infrastructure: NorduGrid. Drivers for  
Execution and Transfer are included in this release.

- New DRMAA bindings for scripting languages
Previous GridWay releases come with support for C and Java bindings  
implementing the DRMAA standard. GridWay 5.4 includes bindings to  
access the DRMAA standard from scripting languages such as Perl, Ruby  
and Python. Scripting languages are interesting from the point of view  
of rapid application prototyping among others.

- Implementation of DRMAA Java Binding v1.0
GridWay now provides support for DRMAA Java Binding v1.0. DRAMAA Java  
bindings are also included to support legacy applications.

- Support for DAGMAN workflows
There is an increasing interest from the scientific community to be  
able to run complex workflows on a Grid environment. An almost de- 
facto standard to represent DAG workflows is Condor DAGMAN. In this  
release, GridWay includes a new workflow launcher (gwdag) that handles  
this kind of workflows.


5579: CLI option to not detach gwd from terminal

5592: gwd blocks when misconfigured sudo

5641: Sudoers configuration not allowing sudo to be run from a program

5663: Autotools configuration for database is broken

5677: Thread blocking occurs when recovering the scheduler

5724: Environment for Non-Wrapper based jobs

5734: Documentation doesn't reference the new DRMAA 1.0 binding

5737: The new threaded im mad for mds4 (gw_im_mad_mds4_thr ) doesn't  
discover self contained hosts

5850: Bug in gwhost -f

5898: JSDL-Support needs Java 1.5+

5944: Ganglia is needed in resources to schedule jobs to Fork job  

6062: Wrong parsing of NEW_REQS and NEW_RANK from stdout.wrapper

6081: gwdagman - bad overall workflow execution time

- Release Notes and Download: http://www.gridway.org/doku.php?id=software:download
- Documentation: http://www.gridway.org/doku.php?id=documentation:howto

Constantino Vázquez, Grid Technology Engineer/Researcher: http://www.dsa-research.org/doku.php?id=people:tinova
DSA Research Group: http://dsa-research.org
Globus GridWay Metascheduler: http://www.GridWay.org
OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine: http://www.OpenNebula.org

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