[Bioclusters] Distributed Load Management on the desktop

Andrew D. Fant fant at pobox.com
Mon Apr 10 12:09:25 EDT 2006

I've been thinking about the  problem of job submission and the tendency of head
nodes to become bottlenecks, both in bandwidth and cycles.  I also know that
many of the batch management systems out there can be installed on the desktop
for direct submission.  Sadly, some animals are more equal than others and some
installations are easier to configure and support than others.  Since I don't
have control over desktop installs and the technical support can vary in
quality, making things really simple is a good thing.

I'd appreciate feedback from people who have submission-only clients (or
whatever term your package uses) on heterogeneous desktop environments,
expressing how well it works with your clusters, how hard the installations and
configuration were. and how it was accepted by the user community.  If people
don't want to post here, I'll accumulate the posts and summarize, though I'd
love to see some discussion here.

Thanks in advance,

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