Sep 2 – 9, 2007
Victoria, Canada
Europe/Zurich timezone
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A Quantitative Comparison Test of Workload Management Systems

Sep 5, 2007, 3:00 PM
Carson Hall C (Victoria, Canada)

Carson Hall C

Victoria, Canada

oral presentation Grid middleware and tools Grid middleware and tools


Mr Igor Sfiligoi (FNAL)


The advent of the Grids have made it possible for any user to run hundreds of thousands of jobs in a matter of days. However, the batch slots are not organized in a common pool, but are instead grouped in independent pools at hundreds of Grid sites distributed among the five continents. A higher level Workload Management System (WMS) that aggregates resources from many sites is thus necessary. There are several ways to design and implement a WMS; the purpose of this project it to show how some of the most commonly used WMS-es (including gLite WMS, ReSS, and glideinWMS) behave under realistic load conditions. The results presented have been measured using the same tools for all the tested WMS-es, comparing those results against a baseline obtained by using plain Condor-G submissions. Tests were performed at various load levels and with different payloads to test for scalability and reliability issues.

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