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8/2/2016 JPPF 5.2 release notes

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New features highlights

Administration console:

  • node filtering with an execution policy editor with import/export capabilities
  • ability to select the visible statistics in the server statiscs view
  • syntax hihghlighting in all the editors: properties/node filtering
  • the admin console splash screen is now customizable via the configuration
  • The administration console is now fully localized, with full English and French translations available

Configuration:

  • all documented properties are now defined as constants
  • a new and elegant API was created to handle them easily
  • it is now possible to specify in the configuration which JVM to use for the nodes and servers. This also applies to master and slave nodes when they are (re)started

Customization/extension:

Android node:

Job SLA:

  • The job SLA can now specifiy filtering rules based on the server properties and the number of nodes satisfying one or more conditions
    Example: "execute when the server has at least 2 GB of heap memory and at least 3 nodes with more than 4 cores each"
  • The job SLA can specify the desired configuration of the nodes on which it will execute and force the nodes to reconfigure themselves accordingly
  • execution policies based on server properties now have access to the server statistics

Management and Monitoring

Two new types of node selectors are now available: scripted node selector and custom node selector

Load-balancing

A new load-balancing algorithm, named "rl2", was implemented

Documentation

Added a complete section on load balancing

Samples

Packaging

The JPPF jar files now include the version number in their name, e.g. jppf-common-5.2.jar

Continuous Integration

  • A large amount of time and effort was invested in setting up a continuous integration environment based on Jenkins
  • Automated builds are now in place with results automatically published to the JPPF web site
  • Automated tests coverage was largely improved

Resolved issues

Features

Enhancements

Tasks


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