> > The advantage is the adaption to complex workflows. I see no way that > > system administrators can prepare all tools well in advance and all > > database and update them all in time. No way, even for some constrained > > field like biological sequence analysis. > > This statement obviousely shows that you had not yet looked into FAI. > I guess Thomas Lange (FAI author) would smirk brightly if he would read > this. :) We will employ FAI for our cause, but all the decision making for which we would have used DebTags will have happened prior to when FAI gets into action. I had read the FAI manual for version 2 a while back and now skimmed the FAI Wiki. But I must have missed what your are meaning, twice. > Moreover I continuosely fail to see in how far this will be changed by > implementing deeper DebTags hierarchy. I did not mean to say that it must be deeper. I am already happy when we find some agreemend on that it would be useful. > > Maybe the admins get in sync for the first > > users and agree on some setup, they will not do it for the 205th. And > > they should not. So if you need a tailored runtime environment for your > > tasks, then you need some way to get it established dynamically. Now, > > every cluster participating in a, e.g., campus grid can allow arbitrary > > installations or they could be constrained differently for each cluster. > > But you are describing local need of a campus that could never been > implemented in DebTags. FAI just has this kind of classification and > was build for exactly this reason. Would you have a link for the classification thingy for me? Or the right terms for a google search? Cheers, Steffen
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