[Beowulf] The end of Sun Grid Engine?

Bernard Li bernard at vanhpc.org
Mon Aug 23 14:19:22 EDT 2010


Hi Doug:

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Douglas Eadline <deadline at eadline.org> wrote:

> Is there someone on the list who is following the Oracle/Sun Grid Engine
> situation that can explain what the plan is?
>
> I have read that it is no longer freely available.
>
>  http://insidehpc.com/2010/08/20/sun-gridengine-now-100-less-free/
>
> Although previous version up until 6.2u5 are under the SISSL
>
>  http://www.opensource.org/licenses/sisslpl.php

See the following discussion at the GE mailing-list:

http://gridengine.sunsource.net/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=38&dsMessageId=276287

>From the gist of it, the "courtesy binaries" will continue to be free
for use, but don't quote me on that :-)

I'd follow that thread to see if there's any official word on it.

Cheers,

Bernard

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