Josef “Jeff” Sipek

Task Spooler

For a couple of years now, I wished that I could have a mini-batch system on my computers that’d let me submit jobs and they’d execute when the resources became available. This would let me queue up large amount of work and it’d eventually all get processed. I even tried to hack up a dumb little Python script that’d loop over a file executing no more than one per core.

Then, yesterday, I stumbled across Task Spooler. It’s exactly what I was looking for! It lets me queue jobs, supports dependencies between jobs, etc.

I’m hoping to experiment with it in the next couple of days. I’ll let you know how it turns out.


  1. I'm not sure if it's Firefox's fault, but for me the task spooler link is missing its tilde before "viric".

    Comment by Steve — May 30, 2014 @ 13:47

  2. Gah! That's my fault. I write my posts in a LaTeX-like syntax and tildes turn into spaces. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Comment by JeffPC — June 6, 2014 @ 14:46

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