As scientific software and HPC often go together in the work we
do, it might be good to get some interactions going between two
specialized working groups in these domains :
"The Science Working Group (SWG) works to solve the problems of
making science programs inter-operable and interchangeable by
defining standards, common principles, and software development
collaboration. It helps permeate concepts and capabilities to
different research areas which allows serendipitous discoveries
to be made.
The SWG, hosted by the Eclipse Foundation, is a collaborative
effort involving industry, academia, and government to develop
reusable open source software for scientific research. The SWG
provides governance and infrastructure to enable a collaborative
approach to producing technologies used for interdisciplinary
analysis of scientific data. The group may package components to
regularly release a trusted distribution of software."
"OGF is an open global community committed to
driving the rapid evolution and adoption of modern advanced
applied distributed computing, including cloud, grid and
associated storage, networking and workflow methods. OGF is
focused on developing and promoting innovative scalable
techniques, applications and infrastructures to improve
productivity in the enterprise and within the international
research, science and business communities. "
"The 'Distributed Resource Management Application API (DRMAA)'
working group develops and maintains a set of API specifications
for tightly coupled and portable programmatic access to cluster,
grid, and cloud systems.
The DRMAA working group deliverables are intended to facilitate
the development of portable application programs and high-level
libraries such as SAGA or OGSA-BES.
DRM system vendors can provide a standardized access to their
product through a DRMAA implementation. High-level API
designers, meta-scheduler architects and end users can rely on
such DRMAA implementations for a unified access to execution
The scope of the API standardization is focused on job
submission, job control, reservation management, and retrieval
of job and machine monitoring information. "
FYI, Triquetrum will be providing a first set of reusable
OSGi-bundles for Java DRMAA API and bindings with our Science 2016
The goal is to make them directly reusable in other Java/OSGi
science projects that might want to submit jobs on
(i.e. also for those of us who don't want to do everything via
workflows ;-) )