March 12, 2007. New version of xgridstatus, http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid ... -info.html
, a command-line utility that brings to the terminal many features otherwise only accessible in Xgrid Admin. New features include more report options, such as job lists and statistics, as well as automatic reconnection after controller crashes. There are also a number of small bug fixes.
Also available are the versions 0.4.2 of GridStuffer, http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid ... -info.html
, and GridEZ.framework http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid ... -info.html
. One crasher fixed, and improved file downloads, all within GridEZ, are the main changes.
February 26, 2007. New versions of GridStuffer, http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid ... -info.html
, and GridEZ, http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid ... -info.html
, both compiled as universal binaries that will run happily on either PowerPC or x86 macs. These two open-source projects are now developed in parallel, with GridEZ providing the core Xgrid functionality. GridStuffer features a lot of under-the-hood improvements, mostly coming from the new much-improved GridEZ framework. For interested developers, the framework also includes a new metajob class that allows the submission and retrieval of complex multipart jobs, with only a few lines of code. Check out this 30-line 30-minute tutorial, http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid ... rial1.html
, to write your first Xgrid-enabled application.
January 8, 2007. MacResearch, http://www.macresearch.org/
, has started a series of tutorials on Xgrid, that I will be authoring. The first installment, http://www.macresearch.org/the_xgrid_tu ... rid_basics
, is online, and goes through some of the basics of distributed computing and Xgrid. It should be a good starting point for scientists curious about Xgrid, and interested in using distributed computing for their research.
July 22, 2006. Thanks to an unexpected post on digg, http://digg.com/
, and an unexpectedly high interest from digg users, the number of visits went from an average of 100 per day to a stunning 10,000 on July 18th, and 5,000 on July 19th. With a flow of new agents, the cluster is registering speeds close to 800 GHz this week.
June 12, 2006. First public version of GridEZ.framework, http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid ... -info.html
, a wrapper framework for XGridFoundation, to be used in Cocoa application or tools. The framework is open-source (LGPL) and offers easy-to-use Xgrid-wrapping classes, a built-in panel for user-friendly Xgrid connections, and a Bonjour browser to automatically find local servers. Check out a tutorial, http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid ... rial1.html
, that shows you how to write your first Xgrid-enabled app in less than 30 lines (and less than 30 minutes)