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gLite 3.1

gLite Workload Management System (WMS)


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.

For further details on the WMS, please check the WMS project page

For a technical summary of the WMS service, please check the WMS service reference card

Please see also the common documentation page.

Known Issues
Please pay attention to the known issues.

Supported platform
The gLite 3.1 software stack is supported on Scientific Linux 4 (SL4).

The service is available in RPM and in tarball format. The recommended installation is via the gLite YUM repository. You can find the installation instructions here.

RPM Installation via YUM
The yum-module name is glite-WMS.

More information about the YUM installation can be found here.

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

Released Versions

Version Date Priority Update details List of RPMs
3.1.30-0.slc4 16.11.2010 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.29-0.slc4 05.07.2010 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.27-0 16.03.2010 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.26-0 18.02.2010 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.25-0 11.01.2010 High Details RPM list
3.1.24-0 28.10.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.23-0 22.10.2009 Normal Rolled-back NA
3.1.22-0 22.09.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.21-0 31.08.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.20-0 24.08.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.19-0 29.07.2009 High Details RPM list
3.1.18-0 06.07.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.17-0 24.08.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.16-0 11.05.2009 High Details RPM list
3.1.15-0 29.04.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.14-0 08.04.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.13-0 27.03.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.12-0 25.02.2009 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.11-0 04.02.2009 High Details RPM list
3.1.10-0 16.12.2008 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.9-0 14.11.2008 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.8-0 16.10.2008 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.7-0 01.10.2008 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.6-0 01.10.2008 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.5-0 16.09.2008 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.4-0 01.09.2008 High Details RPM list
3.1.3-0 06.08.2008 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.2-0 09.06.08 Normal Details RPM list
3.1.1-0 29.05.08 Normal Initial Release Notes RPM list