The SAGA BigJob framework is a SAGA-based pilot job implementation. The Simple API for Grid Applications (SAGA) is a high-level, easy-to-use API for accessing distributed resources. SAGA BigJob supports a wide range of application types, and is usable over a broad range of infrastructures, i.e., it is general-purpose, extensible and interoperable. Unlike other common pilot job systems SAGA BigJob (i) natively supports MPI job and (ii) works on a variety of back-end systems, generally reflecting the advantage of using a SAGA-based approach.
Web Page & Mailing List
$ curl https://raw.github.com/saga-project/BigJob/master/bootstrap/bigjob-bootstrap.py -o bigjob-bootstrap.py $ python bigjob-bootstrap.py $HOME/.bigjob/python/ $ . $HOME/.bigjob/python/bin/activate
See https://github.com/saga-project/BigJob/wiki/ for further information. The Wiki includes among many things information on how to setup BigJob on various machines, e.g. on XSEDE (Ranger, Kraken) or FutureGrid.
Configuration of Redis Coordination Backend
BigJob requires Redis for communication between BigJob manager/agent. Use the following steps to install Redis.
brew install redis redis-tools hiredis
Linux: Download Redis http://redis.io/download Currently only tested with Redis 2.2.12
$ tar -xzvf redis-2.2.12.tar.gz $ cd redis-2.2.12 $ make $ make install (if root)
Start Redis (redis-server executable is located in src/ dir):
cd src ./redis-server
Please modify COORDINATION_URL on top of example to the correct Redis backend!
Development & Packaging
setuptools >0.6c11, http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools
setuptools-git >0.3.3, http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools-git/
Building PyPi package
python setup.py build
Upload to PyPi
python setup.py sdist upload