[Beowulf] Do these SGE features exist in Torque?

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Fri May 9 16:17:03 EDT 2008


Hi,

Am 09.05.2008 um 20:26 schrieb Prentice Bisbal:

> At a previous job, I installed SGE for our cluster. At my current job
> Torque is the queuing system of choice. I'm very familar with SGE, but
> only have a cursory knowledge of Torque (installed it for evaluation,
> and that's it). We're about to purchase a new cluster. I'd have to  
> make
> a good argument for using SGE over Torque. I was wondering if the
> following SGE features exist in Torque:
>
> 1. Interactive shells managed by queuing system
> 2. Counting licenses in use (done using a contributed shell script  
> in SGE)
> 3. Separation of roles between submit hosts, execution hosts, and
> administration hosts
> 4. Certificate-based security.
>
> Are there any notable features available in Torque that aren't  
> available
> in SGE?

what you can find in Torque but not in SGE: request a mixture of  
nodes, i.e. one heavy node with much memory (or big I/O options) and  
5 nodes with less memory or less disk performance for a parallel job.

OTOH, if you have parallel jobs: http://www.beowulf.org/archive/2007- 
September/019269.html

What is different between them from the idea: in Torque you submit a  
job into a queue, while in SGE you request resources and SGE will  
select an appropriate queue for you.

-- Reuti
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