Friday, July 7, 2023

CCTools 7.6.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of version 7.6.0
of the Cooperative Computing Tools from the University of Notre Dame,
including TaskVine, Work Queue, Makeflow, Parrot, Chirp, and other software.

- Docs:
- Download:
- Forum:

This release introduces a number of performance, usability, and
documentation improvements to the TaskVine workflow executor.

TaskVine -
- Integration with Parsl workflow system. (Thanh Phung)
- Integration with Dask workflow system (Ben Tovar)
- Optimized scheduling performance with large numbers of workers. (Colin Thomas)
- Enhanced dispatch performance for small tasks. (Colin Thomas)
- vine_submit_workers combined tool for submtting workers.  (Thanh Phung)
- Improved generation of file cache names (Barry Sly-Delgado)
- fetch_file interface to obtain cached files in the cluster.  (Douglas Thain)
- Worker-to-worker authentication for peer transfers.
- Updated documentation.  (All)

Work Queue:
- Enhanced dispatch performance for small tasks. (Colin Thomas)

- Now supports TaskVine as an execution mode.  (Douglas Thain)

- TCP catalog updates are performed in a background process to reduce latency.

Thanks goes to the contributors for many features, bug fixes, and tests:

Thanh Son Phung
Barry Sly-Delgado
Colin Thomas
Ben Tovar
Douglas Thain


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