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


RMCS, Data-centric Grid middleware infrastructure Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Science & Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/ or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.

The RMCS Public License v0.1


Copyright (C) 2006 CCLRC. Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute this license document.

This license applies to the RMCS client tools and server components, herein referred to as the Software. This license covers modification and distribution of the Software, use of third-party application programs based on the Software, and development of free software which uses the Software.

Granted Rights

1. You are granted the rights set forth in this license provided you agree to any and all conditions in this license. Whole or partial distribution of the Software, or software items that link with the Software, in any form signifies acceptance of this license.

2. You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form provided that the entire package is distributed, including this License.

3. You may make modifications to the Software and distribute your modifications, in a form that is separate from the Software, such as patches. The following restrictions apply to modifications:

a. Modifications must not alter or remove any copyright notices in the Software.

b. When modifications to the Software are released under this license, a non-exclusive right is granted to the initial developer of the Software to distribute your modification in future versions of the Software provided such versions remain available under these terms in addition to any other license(s).

4. You may distribute machine-executable forms of the Software or machine-executable forms of modified versions of the Software, provided that you meet these restrictions:

a. You must include this license document in the distribution.

b. You must ensure that all recipients of the machine-executable forms are also able to receive the complete machine-readable source code to the distributed Software, including all modifications, without any charge beyond the costs of data transfer, and place prominent notices in the distribution explaining this.

c. You must ensure that all modifications included in the machine-executable forms are available under the terms of this license.

Limitations of Liability

In no event shall the authors of the Software or their employers be liable for any lost revenue or profits or other direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

No Warranty


Copyright (c) 2006 CCLRC

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