[Scons-users] [Scons-dev] SCons for distributed builds?

Bill Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Thu Apr 5 13:34:26 EDT 2018


While it does sound like an interesting application, it may be there
already exist better tools for this.
Are you using  Grid Engine or LSF?
Or Celery.
Those would be the first tools I'd reach for if I'm understanding what
you're asking for properly.

In general we discuss use models etc in the users mailing list and shift to
the dev mailing list for details of developing SCons.
Since your email straddles both, perhaps it makes sense to include both
lists, so I'm cc'ing users mailing list.

SCons Project Co-Manager

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 9:18 AM, Akins, Christopher (GE Aviation, Non-GE,
US) <Christopher.Akins at ge.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I work for GE Aviation, engine controls group, tools subgroup. Our
> application choreographs a lot of steps, from checking out a version of the
> controller software, to generating reports on its architecture, to
> simulating the controller handling a simulated engine, to churning out
> thousands of charts and graphs and binding them all together into immense
> PDFs for distribution to the FAA.
> These are all done using ad-hoc Perl scripts. Run on one core. It’s a
> travesty.
> I’m trying to modernize the process, and SCons has come favorably to my
> attention. Due to the lengthy and memory-intensive simulations, though, it
> would be useful if we could use the same build system to assign tasks to
> different nodes in a cluster. I’m willing to sink some time into making the
> necessary mods myself – for fault-tolerance, retries, etc – but I thought
> I’d ask if this had come up in the past. If it hasn’t, would there be
> interest in having a distributed feature, or would it be more of a private
> fork?
> Thanks,
> Chris Akins
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