Changes between Version 58 and Version 59 of components

03/14/13 10:15:51 (11 years ago)



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    3838The key component of every administrative domain in !QosCosGrid is the [[components#QCG-Computing|QCG-Computing]], which gives the remote access to queuing systems resources. QCG-Computing supports advance reservations, parallel execution environments - OpenMPI, !ProActive and MUSCLE with coordinators responsible for synchronization of cross-cluster executions (see [[QCG_libraries_and_cross-cluster_communication|Cross-cluster communication]]) and [[components#DataMovement|QCG Data Movement services]] for managing input and output data. The another relevant service at the administrative domain is in charge of notification mechanism and it is called [[components#QCG-Notification|QCG-Notification]]. These services are tightly integrated and connected to the Grid-level services. The critical service on that level is [[components#QCG-Broker|QCG-Broker]], which is a meta-scheduling framework controlling executions of applicaitons on the top of queuing systems via QCG-Computing services. 
    40 == Components == 
     40== Core Components == 
    4141=== QCG-Computing === 
    4242QCG-Computing (the successor of the OpenDSP project) is an open architecture implementation of SOAP Web service for multi-user access and policy-based job control routines by various queuing and batch systems managing local computational resources. This key service in !QosCosGrid is using Distributed Resource Management Application API (DRMAA) to communicate with the underlying queuing systems. QCG-Computing has been designed to support a variety of plugins and modules for external communication as well as to handle a large number of concurrent requests from external clients and services. Consequently, it can be used and integrated with various authentication, authorization and accounting services or to extend capabilities of existing e-infrastructures based on Unicore, gLite, Globus Toolkit, and others. QCG-Computing service is compliant with the OGF HPC Basic Profile specification, which serves as a profile over Open Grid Forum standards like JSDL and OGSA Basic Execution Service. In addition, it offers remote interfaces for advance reservation management, and supports basic file transfer mechanisms. QCG-Computing was successfully tested with the following queuing systems: Sun Grid Engine (SGE), Platform LSF, !Torque/Maui, PBS Pro, Condor, Apple XGrid and !LoadLeveler. Therefore, as a crucial component in !QosCosGrid, it can be easily set up on the majority of computing clusters and supercomputers running the aforementioned queuing systems. Currently, advance reservation capabilities in QCG-Computing are exposed for SGE, Platform LSF and Maui (a scheduler that is typically used in conjunction with Torque). Moreover, generic extensions for advance reservation have been proposed for the next DRMAA standard release.