For a while now I’ve been kicking around the idea of having an async notification system for job statuses. I’ve seen many applications which are built on top of pbs that submit jobs and then continually poll the server to query the status of their submitted job(s) at some fixed interval. This seems a little inefficient.
I’m envisioning a notification system that is offered by IFL where client applications can “subscribe” to jobs which they wish to be notified about, and the server simply sends back status information in an event-driven manner.
I’ve looked around, but not seen anything currently in place that provides this functionality. Is it already available? Is this something that folks would be interested in?