October 9, 2013 7:00 PM Subscribe
What are the go-to systems these days for launching and managing a whole bunch of processes?
posted by spbmp to technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We're using a home-grown script to launch several thousand shell scripts in a regression test suite, and would like to move to something more robust. At the moment, the needs are pretty simple (keep a fixed number of processes running at any given time, on one CPU.) Maybe someday we'll think about things like farming off to clusters, but for right now what's most important is finding something robust and easy to use.
I've run into one candidate (celery
), but I've been surprised to not find a whole slew, so I think I've got the wrong google keywords in mind. (wasn't even sure what to put in the keywords here.) I imagine there's a range of such systems, emphasizing different features. Can you help me understand the playing field?