[GE users] SGE 5.3 end of life

Aaron Turner aaron at cs.york.ac.uk
Thu Jun 3 09:56:07 BST 2004

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Will the open source version of 6.0 include the features currently
available in the 5.3 Enterprise Edition?

If it does not I need to ensure that our ongoing budget includes
the cost of 6.0.

Aaron Turner

Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> Nope not true.
> Sun marketing may be confused intentionally or otherwise -- I've seen 
> this happen before. This may be coming from the fact that all the Sun 
> product literature mentions that 5.3 is going EOL -- again this is 
> more due to the reason that they have a newer product being released.
> Sun's branded 5.3 product is going away because they announced "N1 
> Grid Engine 6.0" on June 1st for general availibility on June 4 or a 
> bit later.
> This does not affect the open source project in any way, shape or form 
> -- 5.3 still exists and 6.0 will be coming out of beta shortly.
> FYI I've written as much as I have been able to learn about
> Grid Engine 5.3, 6.0 and N1GE 6.0 at this URL, hope it helps!
> http://bioteam.net/dag/gridengine-6-features.html
> Regards,
> Chris
> John Coldrick wrote:
>>     A thousand apologies for apparently living in a hole the last few 
>> months, but I've been told by someone I recommended SGE to that 
>> apparently 5.3's end of life has been announced and there will be no 
>> "free" versions of v6.
>> http://wwws.sun.com/software/gridware/5.3/index.html
>>     Is this so?  Am I correct in assuming that the Open Source 
>> version of SGE will be a snapshot of the 5.3 last release and after 
>> Oct 15/2004 it will not be available for download?
>>     I've done a search of the mailing list archives but can't find 
>> any mention of this...
>>     Cheers,
>>     J.C.

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