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Job Monitoring in an Interactive Grid Analysis Environment

Ali, Arshad and Anjum, Ashiq and Bunn, Julian and Cavanaugh, Richard and van Lingen, Frank and McClatchey, Richard and Newman, Harvey and ur Rehman, Wahas and Steenberg, Conrad and Thomas, Michael and Willers, Ian (2004) Job Monitoring in an Interactive Grid Analysis Environment. In: Computing in High Energy Physics 2004, 2004, Interlaken, Switzerland.

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The grid is emerging as a great computational resource but its dynamic behavior makes the Grid environment unpredictable. Systems and networks can fail, and the introduction of more users can result in resource starvation. Once a job has been submitted for execution on the grid, monitoring becomes essential for a user to see that the job is completed in an efficient way, and to detect any problems that occur while the job is running. In current environments once a user submits a job he loses direct control over the job and the system behaves like a batch system: the user submits the job and later gets a result back. The only information a user can obtain about a job is whether it is scheduled, running, cancelled or finished. Today users are becoming increasingly interested in such analysis grid environments in which they can check the progress of the job, obtain intermediate results, terminate the job based on the progress of job or intermediate results, steer the job to other nodes to achieve better performance and check the resources consumed by the job. In order to fulfill their requirements of interactivity a mechanism is needed that can provide the user with real time access to information about different attributes of a job. In this paper we present the design of a Job Monitoring Service, a web service that will provide interactive remote job monitoring by allowing users to access different attributes of a job once it has been submitted to the interactive Grid Analysis Environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Bunn, Julian0000-0002-3798-298X
Newman, Harvey0000-0003-0964-1480
Group:Center for Advanced Computing Research
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