External operation dispatching in distributive processing system with local operation control system

Application Number  00129298 Application Date  2000.10.08
Publication Number  1290887 Publication Date  2001.04.11
Priority Information   1999/10/5 US 09/412932  
Applicant(s) Name  International Business Machine Corp.  
Inventor(s) Name  D.P. Breysfod;J.F. Scawila  
Patent Agency Code  72001 Patent Agent  wang yong
AbstractExternal job scheduling capabilities are provided to a local job control system lacking or having insufficient job scheduling capabilities. This is accomplished by encapsulating running of a user job by the local job control system (LJCS) within running of a marker job at a node management system, which is responsive to an external resource scheduler. The technique includes starting a marker job by the resource scheduler external to the local job control system, wherein the marker job corresponds to a user job to be run by the LJCS; responsive to starting of the marker job, starting the user job by the LJCS; and upon termination of the user job, ending the marker job started by the resource scheduler, wherein starting of the user job by the LJCS is responsive to the resource scheduler's starting of the marker job and wherein ending of the marker job is responsive to termination of the user job.