Generic NQS isn't for everyone. It never will be
(although we're working on that ;-). So, on this page, you can find links to other
batch processing products.
If you know of a product which is missing from here, then
please let me know.
Freely Available Products
Here are links to the homepages of various batch processing
systems which are freely-available from the Internet:
- University of
CONDOR is most notable for
its' ability to checkpoint jobs and move them from one machine to another.
Unfortunately, CONDOR is only free for non-commercial use,
and does not include source code.
- GNU Queue
The new kid on the block ;-) GNU Queue is considered particularly
strong at the management of interactive processes.
This product is being actively developed, and could well
replace Generic NQS as the freely-available batch system of choice.
The following links go to the homepages of companies which I
know currently provide commercial solutions for batch processing on UNIX (or Windows NT).
I'm sure that there are plenty more such products out there
Don't know which batch processing system suits you the
best? Then try one of the following independent reviews below:
This is my unashamedly-preferred review, simply because it is not
biased towards parallel computation.
Last time I looked, the current review document was here.