Scripting and Automation
Below are sample AppleScripts which can help automate the launch process.
You may, for example, create a customized job queuing system using AppleScript based
on the code provided below.
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Samples in AppleScript source code and compiled "droppable" script applications.
For example, you may run the Fractal demo in parallel with one drop into one of these script applications.
- PCM droppable launch 4 script
- PCM droppable launch 2 app
- PCM droppable launch 4 app
- PCM droppable 2,4,8 script
- PCM droppable 2,4,8 app
The following scripts
use PCM to distribute a single-processor executable on a cluster
different from run to run only by an integer in a file named "input".
The script has PCM retreive the output of those executions.
A simple piece of C code that squares the integer it is given accompanies these.
You are welcome to customize and adapt these scripts to your single-processor code,
which may require additional manipulation of its input (e.g., different input files) or output
(e.g., coalescing output).
- PCM droppable distribute script
- PCM droppable distribute app
For further details, please see the AppleScript chapter of
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You may use the above code at your own risk.
The AppleScript code above should serve many purposes as is, but it is not a panacea.
Therefore, please do go ahead and modify the source as you see fit for your particular situation,
or use pieces of them to create new tools and capabilities (e.g., a custom queuing system
in AppleScript and/or Unix).
If your additions could benefit the community, please supply them so that others
You may also contribute via the
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The code here will be updated over time.