Adaptive Computing Reveals TORQUE Quality Initiative
December 13, 2012
In the cloud computing sector, TORQUE Resource Manager from Adaptive Computing (News - Alert) is known as a distributed resource manager for its control over batch jobs and distributed compute nodes. With advances in scalability and fault tolerance, TORQUE is available for free use and modification under its included license constraints.
In a recent blog, the company discussed a new initiative that aims to set higher standards when it comes to the quality of TORQUE. As part of this initiative, the team at Adaptive have plans to not only make it easier for users to contribute patches, but to also see the progress as it goes on. The most recent update tells us that TORQUE has moved over to GitHub, an online social coding project, so that collaborating for developers within the community can be done quickly and simply.
If users want to contribute patches, monitor checkins and watch the code unfurl, they can visit the new official home for TORQUE over at the GitHub site.
For those not in the know, Git is a distributed software management program created by Linus Torvalds, originally for the Linux Kernel Development. GitHub is a hosted Git repository that allows users to take part in collaboration by forking projects, sending and pulling requests and monitoring development. Given Adaptive Computing’s latest strategy, GitHub serves as the perfect space for their quality increase.
The strategy aims to use Coverity (News - Alert), a code analysis tool, to help reduce bugs that only seem to surface under high loads. According to their latest blog on the matter, the progress of this will be measured using an industry-standard “defects per thousand lines of code” metric.
Additionally, TORQUE will also shift to C++ for more “best-of-breed building blocks and techniques” to be included in the toolkit.
Adaptive Computing is keeping their cards close to their chest on this initiative and only offering information as it unfurls; however, the response has been overall positive for TORQUErs using the new platform. And as always, the company continues to prove itself an innovative industry-leader by continuously striving for improvement and increased customer satisfaction.
More information on the initiative will be available via Adaptive Computing’s blog as it becomes available by the team.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo