[AG-TECH] AGTk questions

Michael Miller mimiller at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Wed Aug 4 08:19:31 CDT 2004


AGSchedule provides a link to the beacon information on the meeting details 
page.  There you can see all beacons, or just the beacons participating in 
your meeting.  That is, providing the node ops have a beacon running and 
they have filled in the field for their site info on AGSchedule.  The old 
version of the beacon v. 0.64 (et al) added the beacon@ to the address of 
the beacon machine as part of describing each machine.  In order for the 
AGSchedule code to function properly, it is necessary to include that as 
part of the address for your beacon in the Beacon DNS Name field.

All that said, with the release of the new beacon v. 0.09.58 (et al) the 
functionality within AGSchedule is becoming out of date.  The functionality 
which allows one to view a subset of the beacons is not yet available 
(Mitch, correct me if I'm wrong).  Once the functionality is there to 
emulate what the older version does, I'll redo the AGSchedule code to work 
with the new beacon.

So long story short, you can leave the Beacon DNS Name field blank for now 
and change it when you have a beacon running, but realize that currently, 
it's meant to work with the older version of the beacon.

If you have further questions about AGSchedule please send mail to the 
AGSchedule Administrator at: agschedule at ncsa.uiuc.edu


Michael Miller

At 02:56 AM 8/4/2004, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>I have an easy question (i think), I am filling the agschedule form for our
>node and in the "Beacon DNS name" there is the following comment:
>"Be sure to include the beacon@ portion of the name"
>What does it mean? Our beacon server will be accessgrid.cesga.es, which
>information do I have to add to that field??
>Kind regards.
>Natalia Costas Lago
>mailto: natalia at cesga.es
>Centro de Supercomputacion de Galicia (CESGA)
>Avenida de Vigo, s/n Campus Sur
>15705 Santiago de Compostela - SPAIN
>Tel: +34  981 56 98 10
>Fax: +34  981 59 46 16


Michael Miller
System Engineer
Visualization Technology Support
Computing and Data Management
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois - UC

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