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JCGrid

JCGrid is a set of easy-to-use tools for real-world grid-computing. It doesn't require any file system sharing capability (such as NFS). It allows you to easily split a CPU-intensive task among several computers by using the JCGrid framework. Any file required for completing the task will be transferred by the framework. A cache is used in order to minimize file transfers. You can easily add or remove computers from the grid at runtime without losing any work. Support for POVRay is included as an example of use.

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  •  06 Jul 2004 11:14

    Release Notes: POVRay support now works fine with POVRay 3.6 for Windows, there is written WebStart support for JCGrid Mandel, and the first version of JCGrid Mandel is included. Mandelbrot set rendering is now done over public grid computing, so that users can share their CPU time for fast exploring the Mandelbrot set. A problem related to POVRay fragment images under Windows was fixed. A developers section was added to the docs, and more information about the grid was added in the administration area. A compressed communication channel was added, and VFS can be now disabled (mainly for security).

    •  17 Jun 2004 17:21

      Release Notes: Animation support was introduced. You can now split rendering of fragments of a single frame and/or complete frames. It is better to split a complete frame in order to avoid preprocessing overhead. POVRay 3.6 has fixed the "Failed to execute" problem. A new POVRay client implementation was created. Session name autogeneration was written. A new confguration file format is used. New confguration GUI dialogs were added. A new confguration class design was implemented. JCGrid is reported to work fine under MacOS X 10.3.4.

      •  29 May 2004 19:54

        Release Notes: JCGridWorker can now run multiple workers. The "Failed to execute" problem under RedHat 9.0 was investigated. Grid statistics are now available and can be accessed by using the GUI. A grid administration mechanism is now available. A new class design in the server package. The GUI client for POVRay now supports partial image rendering. A GUI client for POVRay was written. Installation instructions for Windows were written. Docs are now included in binary releases.

        •  13 May 2004 16:33

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

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