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Re: Welcome to our 2010 Debian Google Summer of Code students!

On 04/26/2010 11:12 PM, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le lundi 26 avril 2010 à 21:40 +0200, Obey Arthur Liu a écrit : 
>> == Debian High Performance Computing on Clouds ==
>> by Dominique Belhachemi, mentored by Steffen Moeller
>> The project paves a way to combine the demands in high performance
>> computing with the dynamics of compute clouds with Debian. Combining
>> the Eucalyptus cloud computing infrastructure with the TORQUE resource
>> manager and preparing the components for dynamically added and removed
>> instances provides the user with a attractive high performance
>> computing environment. Such a system allows users to share resources
>> with large compute centers with minimal changes in their workflow and
>> scripts.
> Sorry but I have to object to a project that is based on non-free
> software. Especially when we have free and superior packages in the
> archive that provide similar functionality.

You are probably refering to Torque. I had some difficulties about
their license but finally came to the conclusion that it is actually
DFSG compatible. The respective upload is overdue, I admit.

If there is something you see the need to be discussed, then feel
free to do so.

"Torque" to me is something that I feel comfortable with. It could also
be Sun Grid Engine or something else. If we are successful then we
have learned and documented enough to become fairly flexible with
the batch system to use.


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