Workload Management System

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As a users the Workload Management System or WMS is were you submit your jobs. Using the glite-wms-* commands you can query the WMS.

"The Workload Management System (gLite WMS) is a software service of the gLite suite which is responsible for distributing and managing tasks across computing and storage resources available on a Grid. WMS assigns user jobs to CEs and SEs belonging to a Grid environment in a convenient fashion, so that:

  • jobs are always executed on resources that match the job requirements
  • grid-wide load balance is maintained, i.e. jobs are evenly and efficiently distributed across the entire Grid." <ref>http://web.infn.it/gLiteWMS/</ref>

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Use a different WMS

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