rocks cluster -- SGE preconfigured

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 17 23:27:13 EDT 2003


SGE support for IA64 and IA32 on rocks cluster.

 -Ron

--- "Matthew C.H. Lee" wrote:
> Are you trying to build a beowulf type of cluster or
> just want to have a
> load managing software for your site to manage the
> collection of
> heterogeneous workstations?  If you are building a
> beowulf cluster, you
> might also want to check out Rocks
> 
> rocks.npaci.edu
> 
> The latest version already has SGE preconfigured and
> ready to run out of the
> box.  People in my lab without prior cluster or sys
> admin experience were
> able to build a function cluster using Rocks within
> ~ 1 hr.  Very cool
> stuff.
> 
> -- Matt
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Chen" <ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com>
> To: "Benjamin Goldsteen"
> <Benjamin.Goldsteen at physbio.mssm.edu>
> Cc: "Matthew C. H. Lee" <mattlee at UDel.Edu>;
> <pbs-users at PBSpro.com>;
> <pbs-users at openpbs.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 9:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [PBS-USERS] cost for educational sites
> 
> 
> > Some users told me that PBSPro is still "free",
> but
> > now they charge for support.
> >
> > However, if you want to get PBSPro, you *must* pay
> for
> > support. PBS developers, please correct me if that
> is
> > wrong.
> >
> > GridEngine is much, much better than OpenPBS:
> >
> > 1) it has job arrays
> > 2) Better fault tolerance features such as shadow
> > master and automatically job rerun.
> > 3) better scheduler performance and scheduling
> > policies.
> > 4) Better platform support, including AIX,
> FreeBSD,
> > HP-UX, MacOSX, Tru64, Solaris, Linux, Cray, NEC
> > SX-5/6, IRIX, and initial support for Win2K.
> >
> > Even with 70,000 submitted jobs, SGE is able to
> handle
> > that easily, and some sites even tried with as
> many as
> > 600,000-task job array, and further, it can handle
> > 1,300 hosts.
> >
> > Notes that those are in production environments,
> and
> > the numbers user reported are not actual limits.
> >
> > And you can get commercial support:
> >
>
http://wwws.sun.com/software/gridware/partners/index.html
> >
> > And you can see the list is very popular:
> >
>
http://gridengine.sunsource.net/servlets/SummarizeList?listName=users
> >
> > And people are switching from L$F to GridEngine:
> > http://www.veus.hr/linux/gemonitor.html
> >
> >  -Ron
> >
> >
> > --- Benjamin Goldsteen wrote:
> > > Hi Ron and Matthew,
> > > Any update on the new policy?  If they now plan
> to
> > > charge .edu for what should
> > > be free and open-source under the original PBS
> terms
> > > then I plan to support
> > > another company or product.  If I am going to
> pay
> > > money, I will pay that money
> > > to a company like LSF rather than this company
> which
> > > takes a government
> > > supported project and violates its original
> terms.
> > >
> > > Otherwise, HPC and .edu should put its efforts
> into
> > > enhancing OpenPBS, SGE,
> > > etc.  I don't know why a company would drive the
> > > .edu/HPC market into supporting
> > > competing free products, but I think that is
> what's
> > > going to happen here.
> > > --
> > > Benjamin Z. Goldsteen
> > > Physiology & Biophysics
> > > Mount Sinai School of Medicine
> > > 212-241-1614 / 212-860-3369 (FAX)
> > >
> >
> >
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