[GE users] Web Services over Grid

Daniel Templeton Dan.Templeton at Sun.COM
Fri May 30 00:19:19 BST 2008


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Check this out for a starting point:

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

Daniel

Nitesh Bhatia wrote:
> you got my point. I want to implement Web Services Grid Architecture
> (WSGA) over Sun Grid N1.
>
> On 5/30/08, Daniel Templeton <Dan.Templeton at sun.com> wrote:
>   
>> Are you talking about the web service instances being the jobs?  If so,
>> it's possible, but it's not pretty.  It's easy enough to submit an
>> appserver or Tomcat instance as a job and let that spool up a web
>> service instance, but the trouble is that you have to build the
>> infrastructure to submit and cancel jobs to dynamically size the
>> instance pool based on load.  It is possible to use Grid Engine as the
>> foundation of that infrastructure, but it's complicated and somewhat
>> fragile.  Or am I reading too much into what you're asking?
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>> Nitesh Bhatia wrote:
>>     
>>> By web services over grid i mean that for an instance I want to give
>>> cycles of my CPU as a web service or a simple example would be to
>>> implement data-grid over web-service architecture. Instead of shel
>>> script or binary I want to design a web based application which would
>>> be able to perform CPU intensive jobs over HTTP i.e in the form of
>>> service.
>>>
>>> Is it possible in the case of Grid Engine ?
>>>
>>> On 5/30/08, Daniel Templeton <Dan.Templeton at sun.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> First off, the "grid containers" in Solaris won't help you much.  That
>>>> was a former name for what is known as Solaris Zones.
>>>>
>>>> When you say you want to implement web services on the grid, what
>>>> exactly do you mean?  I suspect that Grid Engine is going to be a poor
>>>> choice of platform for you.  Grid Engine is focused on matching incoming
>>>> jobs to available resources in an efficient manner.  A "job" for Grid
>>>> Engine is anything you could run from the command line, i.e. a path to a
>>>> script or binary.
>>>>
>>>> Daniel
>>>>
>>>> Nitesh Bhatia wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> Hi All
>>>>> I am a newbie in Sun's N1 Grid Server. As a project I am working on
>>>>> implementation of web services over grid architecture on N1 Grid
>>>>> server. I am finding it very complicated to work on N1 Grid as there
>>>>> is no straight forward approach to implement web services on grid is
>>>>> given. For connection of web services to grid; grid containers are
>>>>> required, although they are available on Solaris but I am not finding
>>>>> any clear explanation.
>>>>>
>>>>> Are they inbuilt in Solaris or I need to download them ? I am using
>>>>> OpenSolaris 01/08 edition on Intel 3.0 HT as root node and mac leopard
>>>>> and windows as root nodes on different PCs.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please help me.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Nitesh
>>>>>
>>>>>           
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