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A. Lorca, E. Huedo, I.M. Llorente. The Grid[Way] Job Template Manager, a tool for parameter sweeping. Computational Physics Communications, 182(4):1047-1060, 2011.


Parameter sweeping is a widely used algorithmic technique in com- putational science. It is specially suited for high-throughput computing since the jobs evaluating the parameter space are loosely coupled or independent. A tool that integrates the modeling of a parameter study with the control of jobs in a distributed architecture is presented. The main task is to facilitate the creation and deletion of job templates, which are the elements describing the jobs to be run. Extra functionality relies upon the GridWay Metascheduler, acting as the middleware layer for job submission and control. It supports interesting features like multi-dimensional sweeping space, wildcarding of parameters, functional evaluation of ranges, value-skipping and job template automatic indexation. The use of this tool increases the reliability of the parameter sweep study thanks to the systematic bookkeping of job templates and respective job statuses. Furthermore, it simplifies the porting of the target application to the grid reducing the required amount of time and effort


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Eduardo Huedo
Ignacio M. Llorente

BibTex Reference

   Author = {Lorca, A. and Huedo, E. and Llorente, I.M.},
   Title = {The Grid[Way] Job Template Manager, a tool for parameter sweeping},
   Journal = {Computational Physics Communications},
   Volume = {182},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {1047--1060},
   Year = {2011}

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