CMS lacks tools for users to run their jobs at sites not conforming to WLCG standards. Lobster aims to alleviate this problem by providing a workflow management to run jobs depending on CMSSW that does not have any specific requirements to the cluster or need for administrative privileges.
- Access to more compute nodes
- No special access privileges or setup required
- Dynamic task handling, handling eviction
- Performance monitoring
- Historical view of system properties
The source code is available on github, and has been successfully used at both Notre Dame and CERN.