3.3. Job criteria

A grid application consists of a number of jobs, which may often be executed in parallel. In this section the special requirements for each of these jobs are discussed.

A job as part of a grid application can theoretically be of any type: Batch, standard application, parallel application, and/or interactive.

3.3.1. Batch job

Jobs in a grid environment could be a traditional batch job on a mainframe or a program invoked via a command line interface in a Windows, Unix, or Linux environment. Normally, arguments are passed to the program, which can represent the data to process and parameter settings related to the job’s execution.

Depending on its size and the network capacities, a batch job can be sent to the node along with ...

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