Re: Toc Toc... Someone's here...
On Thu, Oct 28, 1999 at 02:15:22AM +0200, Ciro Cattuto wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Drake Diedrich wrote:
> > Several parallel packages are already part of Debian: mpich, lam, pvm,
> > xpvmpov, dqs, GNU queue, scalapack. Some more that are either already
> > sponsored (better hurry for potato..) or are waiting for a volunteer: bproc
> > (complex, kernel mods), mosix (even more complex), xpvm, dipc, Perl-pvm, and
> > probably hundreds more that I'm not aware of.
> I'd like to help. I've been working for a while on a Beowulf prototype
> (4 dual-CPU nodes, switched fast ethernet) and I'm using Debian.
> I have experience in kernel driver development, Debian packages
> development and Beowulf programming for scientific applications.
> I ask the list: which packages need most a volunteer to maintain them?
Does anyone know anything about GNQS (Generic NQS)? I would like to use
it as a replacement for DQS (since DQS is non-free and GNQS is GPL'd),
but I found it confusing to set up. I'm also not sure if it can cope
with MPI/PVM jobs.
In my opinion, we are really lacking a good free (DFSG) queuing system.
Perhaps I should look at GNU queue again. Last time I looked at it, it
wasn't really usable.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm currently using DQS, but I
don't like it since it's poorly documented, unreliable, and non-free.
Greg Johnson email@example.com
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