This page describes some very old projects of mine that I don't feel like removing from the Internet yet. Call it nostalgia :)

APST Debian Packaging

The AppLeS Parameter Sweep Template was part of the first generation of AppLeS templates. Its purpose was to schedule and deploy parameter sweep applications on the Computational Grid. We define parameter sweep applications as consisting of many independent tasks (little or no inter-task communication) using files for input and output. Such applications arise in many scientific and engineering domains. Common examples include all kinds of Monte-Carlo simulations and parameter-space searches.

Parameter Sweep applications are well suited for the Grid as they are generally large-scale and very loosely coupled. So far, our focus has been on a few target applications. From a software perspective, deploying large scale applications on the Computational Grid is challenging. From a scheduling perspective, Parameter Sweep applications are interesting when they exhibit data-sharing patterns (e.g., some tasks sharing input files). It then becomes critical to strategically co-locate data and tasks.

This is NOT free software, but suffers of a restrictive license from the University of California, explaining that it died when its authors moved to something else. That's too bad, it was a neat tool. I should reimplement it some day.