Wednesday, 19 September 2007

FTS Release Progress

At last the FTM node has actually made it to be released on the PPS shortly. I really don't want to think how long it has taken. Longer than you can possibly imagine. Also this week I tried the SL4 build of the FTS for first time. Installation has been fine but configuration now looks to stuck and will need some new builds to be solved. Most of the problems are changes between gLite 3.0 and 3.1 rather than the OS upgrade. Having said that most of the changes between 3.0 and 3.1 look sensible and bits of yaim configuration are being removed basically.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Torque Maui Builds from ETICS.

Finally got around to pushing maui and torque through ETICS. Bang up to date releases for sl3 and sl4 with i386 or X86_64 are all available. Others like SL5 should now be trivial. The torque build was fairly straight forward where as the maui build does some black magic for the torque dependency it needs. Recently there have been many requests for the X86_64 builds and it is needed anyway for the upcoming official gLite X86_64 WN which is around the corner now. Also the Dubliners have been wanting it for ages to build other exotic platforms like MacOS. Releases, CVS Repos. To finish this off I need to close down some of pages hosted at RAL and GridPP with pointers to the new locations. Not bad for a day when I got my notice of contract termination.

Monday, 10 September 2007

Back to School.

After a two week break without a single keystroke pressed I've been back for my first day. Big outstanding items are starting a TCG inspired group to investigate and conclude on finding and utilizing individual worker node resources. My first thoughts is that it is all done but there are massive gaps in flexibility of configuration or deployment to achieve it..., it is not done in other words. Other than this the FTM node I've been trying to deploy was rejected from certification for a lack of timestamps in it's logfiles. This is fair enough, I thought it at the time but ignored the problem. Finally the SL4 FTS must be installed, the compilation is there but who knows if it works.