[GE users] [GE announce] Changes for a Bright Future at Oracle

templedf daniel.templeton at oracle.com
Fri Dec 24 06:06:00 GMT 2010

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For the past decade, Oracle Grid Engine has been helping thousands of 
customers marshal the enterprise technical computing processes at the 
heart of bringing their products to market. Many customers have achieved 
outstanding results 
with it via higher data center utilization and improved performance. 
The latest release of the product provides best-in-class capabilities 
for resource management including:  Hadoop integration, topology-aware 
scheduling, and on-demand connectivity to the cloud.

Oracle Grid Engine has a rich history, from helping BMW Oracle Racing 
prepare for the America?s Cup to helping isolate and identify the genes 
associated with obesity; from analyzing and predicting the world's 
financial markets to producing the digital effects for the popular Harry 
Potter series of films. Since 2001, the Grid Engine open source project 
has made Oracle Grid Engine functionality available for free to open 
source users.  The Grid Engine open source community has grown from a 
handful of users in 2001 into the strong, self-sustaining community that 
it is now.

Today, we are entering a new chapter in Oracle Grid Engine?s life. 
Oracle has been working with key members of the open source community to 
pass on the torch for maintaining the open source code base to the Open 
Grid Scheduler project hosted on SourceForge. This transition will allow 
the Oracle Grid Engine engineering team to focus their efforts more 
directly on enhancing the product.  In a matter of days, we will take 
definitive steps in order to roll out this transition.  To ensure 
on-going communication with the open source community, we will provide 
the following services:

o Upon the decommissioning of the current open source site 
[http://gridengine.sunsource.net/] on December 31st, 2010, we will begin 
to transition the information on the open source project to Oracle 
Technology Network?s home page for Oracle Grid Engine 
This site will ultimately contain the resources currently available on 
the open source site, as well as a wealth of additional product resources.

o The Oracle Grid Engine engineering team will be available to answer 
questions and provide guidance regarding the open source project and 
Oracle Grid Engine via online product forum 

o The Open Grid Scheduler project 
[http://sourceforge.net/projects/gridscheduler/] will be continuing on 
the tradition of the Grid Engine open source project.  While the Open 
Grid Scheduler project will remain independent of the Oracle Grid Engine 
product, the project will have the support of the Oracle team, including 
making available artifacts from the original Grid Engine open source 

Oracle is committed to enhancing Oracle Grid Engine as a commercial 
product and has an exciting road map planned.  In addition to developing 
new features and functionality to continue to improve the customer 
experience, we also plan to release game-changing integrations with 
several other Oracle products, including Oracle Enterprise Manager and 
Oracle Coherence.  Also, as Oracle's cloud strategy unfolds, we expect 
that the Oracle Grid Engine product's role in the overall strategy will 
continue to grow.  To discuss our general plans for the product, we 
would like to invite you to join us for a live webcast on Oracle Grid 
Engine?s new road map. Go here to register: 

Next Steps:

o Visit Oracle Technology Network Oracle Grid Engine center 
to post questions or regarding open source related issues

o Contact Oracle if you wish to learn more about Oracle Grid Engine 

o Join us for a live webcast on Oracle Grid Engine?s roadmap 

Thank you to everyone in the community for their support over the last 
decade and their continued support going forward!



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