How does EnFuzion compare to batch queue managers?
Batch queue managers are specialized to share the computational load by executing individual tasks on the most appropriate computer. Batch queue managers do not provide facilities for the generation of jobs nor facilities for the management of a large number of jobs belonging to a single application.
EnFuzion is complementary to batch queue managers. It can be used stand-alone or in conjunction with batch queue managers. EnFuzion divides a large task into a number of smaller jobs and then uses all available computing resources to execute the jobs as fast as possible. It will thus keep all the available computers fully utilized. EnFuzion is application oriented, since the jobs will be managed in the context of a single application.
EnFuzion supports parametric execution. With parametric execution, input parameters are varied, but the program to be executed remains the same. Each set of input values generates one job. Variations in input parameters usually produce a large number of jobs. This large number of jobs and resulting outputs, sometimes exceeding thousands, is hard to manage and takes a long time to compute.
EnFuzion provides significant benefits for parametric execution.
It radically simplifies the generation and distribution of jobs and the collection of job results.
Because it distributes jobs over a network of computers in a user transparent fashion, the jobs are computed much faster than on a single computer.
EnFuzion thus greatly simplifies and speeds up parametric executions. Batch queue managers address only the distribution aspects of parametric executions, but do not provide any help with the job generation or management aspects.
Although EnFuzion provides its own job distribution mechanism, it can be integrated with other batch queue managers, if that is required. In that case, EnFuzion submits jobs through a batch queue manager. This allows smooth integration of EnFuzion with existing load distribution policies. Axceleon will be happy to provide additional information on the integration of EnFuzion with batch queue managers. Send e-mail to email@example.com.
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