[Bioclusters] on the topic of grid engine... (I've got a basic XSLT qstat web interface ready for poking)

Rayson Ho raysonlogin at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 21 20:11:54 EDT 2005

The GEMonitor (http://www.veus.hr/php/gemonitor) give similar output...
but your tool is cooler since parsing qstat output is just messy :)

May be your tool is the first web interface to take advantage of the
XML output from qstat??

Also, the qstat bug was fixed in SGE6.0 update 4.


--- Chris Dagdigian <dag at sonsorol.org> wrote:
> { ... a personal project that may be of minor interest to some folks 
> here. I figured I'd get feedback from here first before letting 
> users at gridengine.sunsource.net know about it }
> I'm taking a "web services and service oriented architectures" night 
> class and learned just enough XML/DOM/XPATH/XSLT to become dangerous.
> Since Grid Engine now can output status information in XML I thought
> it 
> would be a fun personal project to try to put together a web
> interface 
> to the qstat monitoring utility that took raw XML from Grid Engine
> and 
> transformed it into XHTML via XSLT transformations. If it works the 
> method is cleaner and more extensible than just parsing qstat output
> and 
> marking it up on the fly in a CGI which is what I've done in the past
> when building simple SGE monitoring tools.
> Phase 1 is to do this all server-side behind a standard CGI
> Phase 2 is to send the raw XML to the browser along with the XSL 
> stylesheet so that the browser does the actual HTML rendering. Most 
> modern browsers like Safari/IE/Firefox/Mozilla/Opera should be able
> to 
> handle this.
> Phase 3 is to add in all sorts of cool google style "xmlhttpget()" 
> javascript and DHTML calls so that we can dynamically refresh the 
> interface and various overlay DIVs without forcing the user to click 
> through various links.
> Currently I'm at Phase 0.8 I think -- the basic server side mechanism
> works great with all HTML coming from the XML input but i still need
> to 
> solidify the presentation and stylesheets. The SGE developers also
> have 
> to fix a bug that causes qstat to segfault in xml mode whenever there
> is 
> a job in error state "E"...
> The URL is here:
> http://scripps.bos.bioteam.net/xml-qstat/ss-qstat.cgi
> Looking for feedback from:
> o casual folks: would you find this useful if it were eventually 
> packaged up and put up on a website somewhere?
> The XSL and stylesheets are not yet ready for any sort of real usage
> and 
> I'll be working to optimize/improve things now that the basic
> functions 
> work. Feedback from folks with web design and XML experience would be
> plus as well.
> --Chris
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