glideinWMS' purpose is to provide a simple way to access the Grid resources.
To achieve this without reinventing the wheel, glideinWMS is a Glidein Based WMS (Workload Management System) that works on top of Condor.
Once setup, final users can submit regular Condor jobs to the local queue and the glidein factory will provide the computing resources behind the scenes. From the final user point of view, the Condor pool just magically grows and shrinks as needed.
What can glideinWMS be used for?
The glideinWMS can be used to shield regular users from the Grid.
A user will submit a vanilla or standard job to a local Condor schedd and the glideinWMS will make sure the job runs somewhere.
A user need not worry about site selection or similar.
If the glideinWMS is Condor based, does this mean it can only be used on Grid sites that use Condor as the underlying batch system?
No. Condor is used just as a WMS batch system (i.e. a user submits to a local condor_schedd). Any grid resource can be used using glideinWMS.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Minor bug fixes.