[GE users] [GE dev] [GE announce] Go On and Good bye and Announcing Oracle Grid Engine 6.2 Update 7

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Sat Dec 25 00:25:21 GMT 2010

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On 12/24/10 06:18 AM, andy wrote:
> Hi,
> it's a strange feeling to announce a new patch release of Grid Engine,
> now called Oracle Grid Engine and say good bye to the community on
> Christmas Eve. With Dan Templeton's announcement last night it becomes
> official what had been discussed actively here on our mailing lists in
> the past 6 months and eventually led to a fork of the Grid Engine project.
> With your help and ever active contribution, the Grid Engine open source
> project launched in June 2001 helped to make the Grid Engine technology
> a well renowned, feature rich and scalable DRM system operating the
> biggest and most demanding clusters and industry and research in the
> world. This all has started in the early 90ties by Germany based Genias
> software getting into an agreement with Florida State University to grow
> this technology upon the DQS code.
> It was a pleasure and stimulation for the whole Grid Engine engineering
> team to learn how you use Grid Engine, understand what you need and get
> into discussions with you through our mailing lists and often in face to
> face meetings at our four Grid Engine workshops held in the home city of
> Grid Engine in Regensburg and at many conferences all over the world.
> One year ago we released Grid Engine 6.2 Update 5, as you all know that
> was the last version where Sun made the source code available under the
> SISSL license. This summer we released Oracle Grid Engine 6.2 Update 6
> and now we are announcing the availability of Oracle Grid Engine 6.2
> Update 7. So all rumors about the end of the Grid Engine engineering
> team are greatly exaggerated:-)
> What's new, what has changed
> ----------------------------
> The product has been re-branded to Oracle, you'll see that in splash and
> about screens in the copyright notices. We did not change the name of
> environment variables (SGE_ROOT, ...) and binary names (sge_qmaster,
> ...). Otherwise we'd cause a major pain for our users:-).
> That means the release or patches can be safely installed to update an
> earlier SGE 6.2 release or upgrade from SGE 6.1 and before.
> This is a maintenance release for the SGE core system and the Service
> Domain Manager (SDM). SDM is now coming with a Generic Service Adapter
> and a JMX SLO. You'll find more about this functionality in the soon to
> go live OGE 6.2u7 wiki docs. A few helpful improvements have been added
> to suspend the local or remote session of qrsh jobs.
> All in all we fixed more than 100 issues in the code and made quite some
> usability improvements. Under the hood scalability and throughput
> improvements for batch jobs, parallel jobs and interactive jobs are
> constantly made. The Service Domain Manager is becoming an increasingly
> important module of the Oracle Grid Engine product suite.
> Licensing
> ---------
> Like the Sun Grid Engine releases since SGE 6.2u3, the product is not
> anymore "free" to use. With the download you accept a 30 day (before 90
> day) evaluation license unless you have a valid SGE/OGE license.
> Links
> -----
> External product page:
>      http://www.oracle.com/us/products/tools/oracle-grid-engine-075549.html
> Download (coming very soon, not yet available as of today 12/24):
>     http://edelivery.oracle.com
>     ->  Check for "Product Pack" "Oracle Enterprise Manager" and select
>        "Oracle Grid Engine" with release "" (file size approx.
>        800MB includes all platforms in all supported packing formats
>        (tar.gz, pkgadd, RPM)
> Documentation (watch for link to 6.2u7 docs, coming in January, 6.2u6
> docs can be used as  well):
>      http://wikis.sun.com/display/sungridengine/Home
> Patches (available now):
>      https://support.oracle.com
> Patch matrix:
>      ->  see wiki docs for OGE 6.2u7
>      ->  see patch READMEs
> Best regards,
> Andy Schwierskott
> Snr. Development Manager Oracle Grid Engine
> andreas<dot>  schwierskott (at) oracle<dot>  com
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