Originally posted by macserverX
You can't even run a controller without being logged in. Which is useless when you have user switching and security concerns. I did read the docs. I just need information, and I'm just venting at the lack of it. I'm getting into the Sample Plug-In doc tomorrow.
Are you *sure* about that? I have two towers sitting in the lab, running their own controllers and agents, and popping up Xgrid here in my office shows all three as possible controllers to connect to... and those two lab towers are showing the login panel.
It is admittedly a Preview product, but it would be nice to be able to fine tune the system. Like all the Docs say that a properly configured cluster of M machines will get the power of the combined Mhz of M machines. I'm Rendezvous is nice, but I can't imagine that it optimizes anything. So how do you optimize it?
Er... unsure how you would want to optimize it beyond what Xgrid already does, finding services, figuring compute power, load levels, etc, and then dispatching jobs appropriately. What did you have in mind? Rendevouz only finds the machines in the first place, and has nothing to do with it after that.
One thing I did note while testing, was that the machine I was using as an Agent, with the screen saver activated, would consistently not exist. Since the graphic updated every 10 sec or something it would sometimes be at 0 for extended periods of time, while on my computer right beside it, the needle would continually jump from 1.25 to 2.25. I guess that's something to submit to Apple about.
I gave up on getting anything meaningful from the gauge. On my three-node system, the tach consistently was barely bobbing above 0 since it was sending out jobs as fast as it was getting results. The smoooooooooth needle movement was actually too slow. Digital readout might be more useful for burst-style batch jobs. The tach may be great for massive ongoing computations though. Definitely give feedback however.