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No Job is Too Big for Job Runner

May 15, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied_Engineering  / by Walter Goodwater

The Job Runner is a little tool that packs a big punch. It can tune up your slow-running HSS, free up the UI on your script-heavy Studio screens, and open up the world of .NET programming for you. It can even make smoothies*!

* feature still in development

How does it do all that?

It is a multi-threaded execution engine for VBScript and .NET assemblies. What that means is you point the Job Runner at a script or .NET assembly method and it will go off and work through it on its own so your screen or HSS will be free to move on to something else. This will allow you to take advantage of the computational power of your hardware to get a lot of CygNet work done at the same time.

Not only does the Job Runner do its work on separate threads, it also supports invoking .NET assemblies. Since all existing CygNet APIs are supported in .NET, your CygNet toolbox can now expand beyond the limited scope of VBScript. Plus this will allow you to take advantage of the latest features in 8.1.3, like the new Historian API, that are only available in .NET.

Due to its versatility and popularity as part of our Report Module, we’re happy to release a stand-alone version of the Job Runner. It can run on any CygNet system version 8.1.1 and later, though you will need to make sure you have all patches installed first.

You can get Job Runner 2015 on the CygNet Download site.

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