Name: Remote My Condor Submit


STFC has assembled the RMCS suite of software applications and libraries with support from the Natural Environment Research Council, as part of the e-Minerals e-Science Project. RMCS is designed for Grid job submission from the desktop

RMCS is the e-Minerals Project's primary tool for submitting jobs to a compute grid environment. The client tools provide a light-weight web services interface to the main job submission engine without the user needing to install standard middleware tools. RMCS handles authentication using Globusís myproxy tool. The key features of RMCS are a close integration to the use of a data grid for data and application staging and for creating complete archives of data files, metascheduling across a range of compute resources, automatic metadata harvesting, and tools for monitoring and managing the progress of a job. RMCS makes submission of jobs to compute grids from the desktop easy! RMCS can be run using shell tools or from a graphical user interface.

The RMCS Software Suite comprises:

A web services wrapping of MCS called RMCS (R for remote), enabling scientists to submit jobs from their desktops. MCS is a Grid job submission tools based on globus and using the Condor-G wrapping of Globus job submission commands. MCS includes integration with the SRB, automatic metadata capture through interaction with the RCommands tool, and metascheduling within the e-Minerals mini-grid and to external grid resources such as campus grids and the National Grid Service. There are also combinatorial job creation and submission tools, based on the use of (R)MCS.


  • Rik Tyer (GridTech, STFC e-Science)
  • Original MCS developers at University of Cambridge

The RMCS Software is subject to licensing as follows:

  1. applications and libraries distributed in source code, that the Licensee may use free of charge for Academic Purposes, subject to the terms of clauses 2.1-2.4 of the STFC Public Source Licence Agreement;
  2. applications and libraries distributed in source code, that the Licensee may use, free of charge, subject to the terms of the LGPL or the GPL; and
  3. third party software that is included in the RMCS suite of programs and that is licensed by a third party on that third party's terms and conditions.


the RMCS Software: the Libraries and Applications distributed by STFC from time to time as part of the RMCS Software Suite, except the GNU Software and the Third Party Software;

the RMCS Web site: See See also

the Current Release: TBD

the Repository: the definitive location of the source code comprising the Software and its Current Release is to be found at URL

the Software: the suite of client and server programs known as RMCS, comprising the GNU Software, the RMCS Software and the Third Party Software;

the Third Party Software: TBD


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