Queue is a load-balancing system for clusters that features an innovative 'stubs' mechanism which allows users to control their remote jobs in a nearly seamless and transparent fashion. When an interactive remote job is launched, such as say Matlab, Splus, or EMACS interfacing Allegro Lisp, stub daemon runs on the local end. By sending signals to the local stub - including hitting the suspend key - the process on the remote end may be controlled. Resuming the stub resumes the remote job. The user's environment is almost completely replicated, including not only environmental variables, but nice values, rlimits, terminal settings are all replicated on the remote end. Together with MIT_MAGIC_COOKIE_1 (or xhost +) the system is X-windows transparent as well, provided the user's local DISPLAY variable is set to the fully qualified pathname of their X-server.

Current Version:   1.20

License Type:   GPL

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