Name:Grid[Way] Job Template Manager
Description:A tool for parameter sweeping
Abstract:Parameter sweeping is a widely used algorithmic technique in computational<BR/>science. It is specially suited for high-throughput computing since the jobs<BR/>evaluating the parameter space are loosely coupled or independent.<BR/>A tool that integrates the modeling of a parameter study with the con-<BR/>trol of jobs in a distributed architecture is presented. The main task is to<BR/>facilitate the creation and deletion of job templates, which are the elements<BR/>describing the jobs to be run. Extra functionality relies upon the GridWay<BR/>Metascheduler, acting as the middleware layer for job submission and con-<BR/>trol. It supports interesting features like multi-dimensional sweeping space,<BR/>wildcarding of parameters, functional evaluation of ranges, value-skipping<BR/>and job template automatic indexation.<BR/>The use of this tool increases the reliability of the parameter sweep study<BR/>thanks to the systematic bookkeping of job templates and respective job<BR/>statuses. Furthermore, it simplifies the porting of the target application to<BR/>the grid reducing the required amount of time and effort.