[GRASS5] Thanks and question for distributed grass

John Harrop johnh at sjgeophysics.com
Fri Nov 22 14:17:50 EST 2002

Thanks Glynn and Eric for clarifying the links.  That makes sense now.

It also gave me some ideas for how to handle modifications to support 
job tracking in grass.  All our working directories (should) have a 
"jobinfo" file which contains client and project information.  In-house 
software uses this to tag accounting files so that I can generate month 
end reports on projects or billing for clients.  This is particularly 
important for cluster usage - but I also use wrappers on the sequential 
code so that distributed runs are tracked in the same system.

I'm curious if anyone else has set up distributed grass modules.  I've 
been contemplating creating a user "grass" across the cluster which 
configures their environment at logon as if grass is running.  Then if I 
rsh/ssh something on another machine...  Alternatively there would need 
to be a version of front.end that handles remote invocation.


John Harrop

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