Open Source Utilities JAVA 1.5+ and rsync
Date Received:
April 21, 2009

There are two pieces of software that we use very heavily or plan to use very heavily in the near term.

  • rsync, this allows a user to secure sync up a remote directory with a local one. How we use it? When we start a parameter study of runs we continually sync the data back home so we can monitor jobs and kill bad ones (poor input) or refine parameters. It only gets the latest data and is very light weight.
  • Java 1.5+, We are developing automated testing through something called Hudson - With this we can run an automated test on remote DSRC systems and monitor results through and practice good continuous integration practices. To run this we need java1.5 or higher.

BC Team Feedback
Reply Date:
June 8, 2009

The Baseline Configuration (BC) Team is pleased to inform you that your request to add JAVA 1.5+ to BC Policy FY06-19 (Common Set of Open Source Utilities) has been approved. An updated version of the expanded list of common HPCMP open source utilities will be released on the BC Web site within 30-45 days.

As for your other request to add rsync to BC Policy FY06-19, the BC Team has decided not to support rsync as a common open source utility across the six participating sites.

While most of the six participating centers have rsync installed on all their allocated machines, the team did not wish to promote the availability of rsync at the six sites due to past abuses of rsync by some users.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued input, and we look forward to additional comments and suggestions you may have for the BC Team in the very near future.