[Bioclusters] OS X/XGRID versus Linux/MPI
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Thu Nov 25 22:51:46 EST 2004
For internet style grid-computing, you can also look at BOINC...
SETI at home is migrating to the BOINC platform.
(SGE may be too heavy weight for scheduling across the internet)
--- Kevin Blanchard <kevin at kevinblanchard.com> wrote:
> okay that makes more sense. I had come across the project at
> http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid-stanford/ and had used MPI
> not Xgrid and wondered if it was a replacement for, or worked
> with ,a MPI cluster.
> Thank you!
> Rayson Ho wrote:
> >Xgrid is a batch scheduler... while MPI is an API for parallel
> >You can writing an MPI program, and submit it to XGrid. XGrid will
> >the requested number of machines for you, and then start the job.
> >On the other hand, you can install SGE (GridEngine) on a Linux
> >-- SGE is more powerful than XGrid -- and let it schedule your
> >or parallel jobs.
> >--- Kevin Blanchard <kevin at kevinblanchard.com> wrote:
> >>Has anyone had any experience using OS X with Xgrid (all on local
> >>LAN) ,
> >>versus a linux setup running MPI. I know some still debate the
> >>definition of cluster vs grid, and whether you can truly have a LAN
> >>,etc.. anyway semantics aside. Basically looking to see if anyone
> >>been using Xgrid with in a LAN environment. The cost is much
> >>but setup is a no brainer for Xgrid. I was trying to google some
> >>performance comparisons with not much luck. Any one have any
> >>good or bad, to share using xgrid?
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