I'm looking for a tool for running a series of commands like the existing tool:
parallel -h parallel [OPTIONS] command -- arguments for each argument, run command with argument, in parallel parallel [OPTIONS] -- commands run specified commands in parallel
But I'd like these commands to be run over ssh on multiple computers, with some of the niceties of
pdsh for communicating with many hosts. I've hacked out something that works,, but it's ssh handling is nothing compared to these tools - I can't stop them all, or even see all of their outputs.
Even better if the tool has some basic load balancing, but I was thinking I'd use a separate tool for host selection. (A good tool for querying load, memory, and if a computer is in interactive use would also be appreciated, but I've already written something that will suffice for host selection.) This isn't on a cluster, and I don't want to rely on daemons other than sshd, or ask admins to install a serious cluster job scheduler like Condor. I don't have root access on any of these computers.
Edit: To emphasize, I want to run different commands on each host - typically running the same program with different arguments, as in the first
parallel usage example above.