Posted by – December 22, 2009
Another quick link to an informative mailing list conversation, this one dealing with how to integrate Gaussian09 and it’s Linda-based parallel operating environment into Grid Engine. A number of people posted different types of solutions but it’s worth reading the entire thread and following the links. Dealing with Linda-based applications, supporting Linda with SGE and dealing with CPU allocation on one or more nodes are all non-trivial to handle. It’s worth a read if you need to use or support Gaussian.
Discussion thread on Gaussian09 with Linda 8.2:
Posted by – April 24, 2009
Wow, some great new features added to this beta, see below for the full details or just read the full announcement. The beta will last through 5/20/2009 so get your feedback in quickly. The team is planning for an official production release in June 2009.
Sun Grid Engine Inspect
SGE Inspect, a new Monitoring and Configuration Console, allows to monitor
Sun Grid Engine clusters and to monitor and configure the Service Domain
Service Domain Manager (SDM) – Cloud Adapter and Initial Power Saving Support
The new SDM service adapter interface adds support to manage external
virtual resources. The implementation provides an interface to manage
Amazon’s EC2 AMIs. Those AMIs could include SGE execution hosts which can be
added to a local Sun Grid Engine cluster.
The enhanced spare pool implementation can be configured to power cycle
machines when being added or removed from the spare pool.
“Exclusive Job” Scheduling Enhancement
Jobs and all parallel tasks of a job can request exclusive scheduling on a
host. Jobs requiring resources only available for one job per host or jobs
having access patterns to hardware resources like CPUs or memory, which make
it useful to run only one job per machine can request non shared access.
Complete Microsoft Windows Vista Support for GUI Jobs
A native Windows job can now open a GUI on a Windows Vista and Windows
Server 2008 desktop (SGE 6.2u2 added support for those Windows operating
Posted by – March 30, 2009
Lubomir has a few screencasts up on his blog. The first one covers the process of preparing things for the new Java-based GUI installer and the second covers the GUI installation process itself.