BES++: HPC Profile Open Source C Implementation
Source: University of Virginia
While existing resource management software systems each have distinct and advanced capabilities, the way in which a user submits a basic job is generally similar across resource management systems. Recognizing this, the HPC Profile Working Group in the Open Grid Forum (OGF) has recently created a set of standards to define a common Web services-based interface to resource management systems, thereby significantly enhancing interoperability. The authors describe the design and implementation of BES++, their open source implementation of the OGF HPC Profile. BES++ supports LSF, PBS and SGE resource managers and provides a C interface to further extend this software. In addition to complying with the OGF HPC Basic Profile specification, they support emerging OGF HPC Profile Extensions such as File Staging and Advanced Filter.