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Manuscript Title: The Grid[Way] Job Template Manager, a tool for parameter sweeping
Authors: Alejandro Lorca, Eduardo Huedo, Ignacio M. Llorente
Program title: Grid[Way] Job Template Manager (version 1.0)
Catalogue identifier: AEIE_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 182(2011)1047
Programming language: Perl 5.8.5 and above.
Computer: Any (tested on PC x86 and x86_64).
Operating system: Unix, GNU/Linux (tested on Ubuntu 9.04, Scientific Linux 4.7, centOS 5.4), Mac OS X (tested on Snow Leopard 10.6).
RAM: 10MB
Keywords: E-science, Parameter sweep, Grid computing, Middleware, High-throughput computing.
PACS: 89.20.Ff, 89.70.Eg, 07.05.Bx, 02.10.Ab.
Classification: 6.5.

External routines: The GridWay Metascheduler [1].

Nature of problem:
To parameterize and manage an application running on a grid or cluster.

Solution method:
Generation of job templates as a cross product of the input parameter sets. Also management of the job template files including the job submission to the grid, control and information retrieval.

Restrictions:
The parameter sweep is limited by disk space during generation of the job templates. The wild-carding of parameters cannot be done in decreasing order. Job submission, control and information is delegated to the GridWay Metascheduler.:

Running time:
From half a second in the simplest operation to a few minutes for thousands of exponential sampling parameters.

References:
[1] GridWay Installation Guide http://www.gridway.org/doku.php?id=documentation:release_5.6:ig