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This project has been decomissioned. See Parallel, its replacement.

Queue is a load balancing system that lets users control their remote jobs. It does this with local shell job control and signaling and can be used as a local replacement for rsh to hosts within a homogeneous cluster under single administrative control. Queue also supports more traditional email based load-balancing and distributed batch-processing facilities using a number of criteria to decide where to send jobs. No special privileges are required for installation.


User manual available in HTML format from

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:gnu-queue


Download version 1.30.1 (stable)
released on 31 October 2000

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey1 February 2001

Leaders and contributors

Mark Wright Maintainer
Alex White Contributor
Eduardo Pinheiro Contributor
Matthias Urlichs Contributor

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Software prerequisites

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Required to build make
Weak prerequisite GNU flex

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 September 2010.


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