18 Apr 2000 Apuleius   » (Journeyer)

I finished my first open source project and posted it for distribution. It's a set of wrapper scripts for the Portable Batch System which does execution queues for clusters. PBS is very nice except some of the user interface issues cause cluster users to bypass the queue system (users can be particularly reluctant to write their own shell scripts for every job they want in the queue). The wrapper scripts (all Perl) resolve that without heavy handed policies I've seen used in some cluster systems. (Like killing after 5 minutes any process that did not get started through the queue system.)

It's too obscure even for Freshmeat, but it's my itch I'm scratching, so I actually unlamed long enough to get it done.

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