Batch system status

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This page has been setup to collect information from GridPP sites regarding their batch systems in February 2014. The information will help with wider considerations and strategy. The table seeks the following:

1) Current product (local/shared) - what is the current batch system at the site. Is it locally managed or shared with other groups?

2) Concerns - has your site experienced any problems with the batch system in operation?

3) Interest/Investigating/Testing - Does your site already have plans to change and if so to what. If not are you actively investigating or testing any alternatives?

4) CE type(s) - What CE type (gLite, ARC...) do you currently run and do you plan to change this, perhaps in conjunction with a batch system move?

5) Cloud interface(s)? - Does your site offer access to resources in ways other than via a CE?

6) Notes - Any other information you wish to share on this topic.

Site Current product (local/shared) Concerns and observations Interest/Investigating/Testing CE type(s) & plans at site Cloud interface available/plans Notes
RAL Tier-1 HTCondor (local) None No reason to change ARC & CREAM CEs, but would like to decommission CREAM CEs eventually
UKI-LT2-Brunel Torque/Maui No support for Torque/Maui Slurm and HTCondor in test Arc in test OpenVZ in production, Docker in test
UKI-LT2-IC-HEP Gridengine None None CREAM, ARC GridPP Cloud Tests

UKI-LT2-QMUL Gridengine (local) None son of gridengine cream scalable solution to get our storage usable in the cloud
UKI-LT2-RHUL Torque/Maui (local) Torque/Maui support non-existent Will follow the consensus Cream


UKI-NORTHGRID-LANCS-HEP Son of Gridengine (HEC), torque/maui (local) Disillusioned with torque/maui. Slurm or HTCondor. Cream, interested in ARC VMWare testing.
UKI-NORTHGRID-LIV-HEP Torque Maui Poor Support, Maui intrinsically broken Slurm (Condor?) Cream None
UKI-NORTHGRID-MAN-HEP Torque/Maui (local) Maui is unsupported. It had memory leaks. Robert wrote a patch and there was nowhere to feed it back into. slurm Currently CreamCE, investigating ARC-CE Vac in production on testbed

UKI-NORTHGRID-SHEF-HEP Torque/Maui (local) Torque/Maui support non-existent Will follow the consensus CREAM CE

UKI-SCOTGRID-DURHAM Torque/Maui - Local Becomes unresponsive and unstable. Doesn't behave particularly well if it looses nodes. SLURM Currently CreamCE, would like to use ARC as a replacement N/A

UKI-SCOTGRID-ECDF Gridengine None No plans to change Cream CE for standard production, ARC CE for exploratory HPC work

UKI-SCOTGRID-GLASGOW Torque/Maui - Local Becomes unresponsive at times of high load or nodes being un-contactable. Investigating HTCondor/SoGE/SLURM as a replacement. Currently CreamCE, investigating ARC CE as replacement. N/A
UKI-SOUTHGRID-BHAM-HEP Torque/Maui Maui sometimes fails to see new jobs and so nothing is scheduled Will follow the consensus CREAM

UKI-SOUTHGRID-BRIS HTCondor (shared), torque + maui (local) None No reason to change ARC & CREAM CEs

UKI-SOUTHGRID-CAM-HEP Torque/Maui (local) Torque/Maui support non-existent Will follow the consensus CREAM CE
UKI-SOUTHGRID-OX-HEP Torque/Maui Becomes unresponsive and unstable. Investigating HTCondor CREAMCE, Investigating ARC CE OpenStack in production. Testing VAC

UKI-SOUTHGRID-RALPP HTCondor (Legacy Torque/Maui will be switched off soon) None None, just migrated from torque/maui ArcCE (Legacy CreamCEs will be switched off soon

UKI-SOUTHGRID-SUSX (Shared) Gridengine - (Univa Grid Engine) None No reason to change CREAMCE