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gLite 3.0

gLite Workload Management System


The Workload Management System (WMS) comprises a set of grid middleware components responsible for the distribution and management of tasks across grid resources, in such a way that applications are conveniently, efficiently and effectively executed.

The core component of the Workload Management System is the Workload Manager (WM), whose purpose is to accept and satisfy requests for job management coming from its clients. For a computation job there are two main types of request: submission and cancellation.

In particular the meaning of the submission request is to pass the responsibility of the job to the WM. The WM will then pass the job to an appropriate Computing Element for execution, taking into account the requirements and the preferences expressed in the job description. The decision of which resource should be used is the outcome of a matchmaking process between submission requests and available resources.

The WMS/LB is built for SL3/VDT1.2 and thereby is being released as an update to gLite 3.0. The codebase is commonly referred to as '3.1', so you will hear this version of the WMS/LB referred to as '3.1'. It is the 3.1 WMS/LB for gLite 3.0.  Work is currently ongoing to prepare the 3.1 WMS/LB for gLite 3.1 (ie SL4/VDT1.6, built with ETICS).


Combined CE and WMS User and Reference Guide pdf
Workload Management System User and Reference Guide pdf
WMProxy User Guide  pdf
JDL Attributes Specification (submission via WMS Network Server)  doc pdf
JDL Attributes Specification (submission via WMS WMProxy) doc pdf

Known Issues

Please pay attention to the known issues.


Installation via apt
The apt-module name is glite-WMS.
To install the glite-WMS you will need to point to a separate repository. Details can be found here.

More information about the installation via apt in general can be found here.

Installation via individual RPMs
For the list of RPMs needed to install, please see individual version below.


Version Date Priority Update details List of RPMs
2.4.9-0 22.05.2008 Normal Details RPM list
2.4.8-0 18.04.2008 High Details RPM list
2.4.7-0 04.03.08 High Details RPM list
2.4.6-0 14.01.08 Normal Details RPM list
2.4.4-2 28.11.07 High Details RPM list
2.4.4-1 12.11.07 High Details RPM list
2.4.4-0 10.09.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.30-0 28.08.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.29-0 20.08.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.28-1 27.06.07 High Details RPM list
2.3.28-0 20.06.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.27-0 14.05.07 High Details RPM list
2.3.26-0 30.04.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.25-0 23.04.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.24-0 16.04.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.23-2 02.04.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.23-1 19.03.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.23-0 13.03.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.22-0 06.03.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.21-0 26.02.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.20-0 19.02.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.19-2 22.01.07 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.19-1 19.12.06 High Details RPM list
2.3.19-0 14.11.06 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.15-1 11.10.06 Normal Details RPM list
2.3.15 05.09.06 high Details RPM list
2.3.14 21.08.06 normal Details RPM list
2.3.13 02.05.06 normal First release RPM list
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