GT 4.2.1 GRAM4

The Web Services Grid Resource Allocation and Management (GRAM4) component comprises a set of WSRF-compliant Web services to locate, submit, monitor, and cancel jobs on Grid computing resources. GRAM4 is not a job scheduler, but rather a set of services and clients for communicating with a range of different batch/cluster job schedulers using a common protocol. GRAM4 is meant to address a range of jobs where reliable operation, stateful monitoring, credential management, and file staging are important.


The GRAM server is typically deployed in conjunction with the Delegation and RFT services to address data staging, delegation of proxy credentials, and computation monitoring and management in an integrated manner.

The following guides are available for this component:
Key ConceptsFor important general concepts about job management in Globus. Includes GRAM4 Approach. [pdf]
Admin GuideFor system administrators and those installing, building and deploying GT. You should already have read the Installation Guide and Quickstart. [pdf]
User's GuideDescribes how end-users typically interact with this component. Be sure to also read the GT User Guide for important general information for end-users. [pdf]
Developer's Guide Reference and usage scenarios for developers. [pdf]

Other information available for this component are:

Release NotesWhat's new with the 4.2.1 release for this component. [pdf]
Public InterfacesInformation for all public interfaces (including APIs, commands, WSDL, etc). Please note this is a subset of information in the Developer's Guide. [pdf]
Quality ProfileInformation about test coverage reports, etc. [pdf]
Migrating Guide Information for migrating to this version if you were using a previous version of GT. [pdf]
All GRAM4 Guides (PDF only) Includes all GRAM4 guides except Public Interfaces (which is a subset of the Developer's Guide)



job scheduler

See the term scheduler.