In Birmingham, a relocatable UI installation is made available to all
our desktops via NFS.
Our aim is to make it as easy and transparent as possible for our Atlas
users to submit jobs to the grid, to our local resources in the group
and to our SRIF3 eScience cluster.
Ganga is the natural tool for this. With Alvin, Karl, Pete and Lawrie, we
have managed to make Ganga, Athena and gLite all like each other - not
trivial considering for example some issues with python versions.
Among our tweaks is one which fetches the best RB from Steve's tests.
We have also deployed a UI on our eScience cluster front-end.
Mark Slater has recently started work on a remote back-end which will
allow one to submit grid jobs with ganga from a machine without
On Thu, 22 May 2008, Burke, S (Stephen) wrote:
> As Jeremy mentioned briefly there has been a question about the
> provision of local UIs at sites. Can people say what they're currently
> doing? It seems that the standard approach is to have a UI installation
> which can be mounted across the local desktop machines - is there anyone
> doing something different? Are there any sites with no local UI?