How does FlowTracer run jobs?

For FlowTracer to execute jobs, it requires vovslave processes connected to the project's vovserver. These vovslave processes act as agents, receiving jobs from vovserver and reporting results back.

These agent processes may direct vovslaves that are defined in the project's slaves.tcl file, or transient processes that are started on demand, when the project has jobs to run. Typically, these use machines that are allocated by a batch system, such as RTDA NetworkComputer or Platform LSF.

To view the current slaves configured for the project, the user can get the Slaves Monitor GUI, by selecting the Open Monitors icon on the right-upper corner in the console (right below the “Help” menu), or with the command, % vsm &  (mnemonic: Vov Show Monitors).

 

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