[Beowulf] grid

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Tue Jan 4 07:56:51 PST 2005

Just a clarification ...

The Windows execution clients for Grid Engine are not going to be part 
of the "free" Grid Engine software stack. They will come bundled with 
the commercially licensed version of SGE sold by Sun Microsystems (they 
call the product "N1 Grid Engine 6". The last unofficial word I heard on 
the state of this effort was "end of 2004" -- no word yet on when in '05 
we'll see anything.

Sun started this trend when SGE went to version 6.0 -- in the current 
version of "N1 Grid Engine 6" (aka "SGE 6.0u1") there are additional 
accounting and reporting tools not found in the open source product. I'm 
pleased that they are doing it this way -- the core Grid Engine codebase 
remains free and of amazing quality and Sun gets to make some money by 
selling add-on modules delivering extra functionality presumably to the 
enterprise folks who need the layered products.


John Hearns wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 17:21 +0530, Rajiv wrote:
>>Dear All,
>>    2. Is there any free grid projects in Windows
> Others on the list have recommended looking at Sun Gridengine.
> There are Windows execution host clients in the future
> for Gridengine (to make that clear, as far as I know there will be
> Windows clients, so you can run Windows machines as part of the cluster.
> The SGE master machine is Solaris/Unix/Linux )

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