[Bioclusters] Which Sun Grid Engine?

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Thu Aug 17 15:51:12 EDT 2006

SGE 6.x still retains the flexible paradigm where users request the  
resources they need to be successful and (in most cases) the SGE  
scheduler will place the job into the appropriate queue. What is new  
in SGE 6 is the concept of cluster queues which can span multiple  
execution hosts. The feature is more of an admin or ease-of- 
management thing than any fundamental change in the flexible way that  
SGE matches job requirements to available resources.

I wrote this document a LONG time ago but it still covers the  
differences in SGE 5/6/N1GE in some detail, including cluster queues:

" Understanding the differences between Grid Engine 5.3, 6.0 and Sun  
N1 Grid Engine 6 (N1GE 6)"


On Aug 17, 2006, at 8:49 AM, Mark Hahn wrote:

>> And then there's grocking the underlying paradigm;
>> in sge5.3 the queue is something that describes a computing resource
>> in sge6 (I believe) a queue characterises a job.
> this is a surprising shift to me - queues are less expressive than  
> some arbitrary collection of flags attached to a job.  in fact,  
> this is one of the main things I've always disliked about LSF  
> (enough to write my own SQL-based system!)
> regards, mark hahn.
> sharcnet
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