[GE users] LSF vs SGE

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 11 01:55:01 BST 2005

Many people use LSF (or L$F) because they didn't know
SGE at that time. Sun bought Gridware in Y2K, and
before that Codine/GRD was not free. Sun renamed
Codine/GRD to SGE and made it opensource in July 2001.

LSF users can't upgrade their clusters easily. Every
time they add a new node, or even add a new CPU, they
need to pay $$ to Platform Computing. And thus people
are switching from LSF to SGE. SGE is still adding
features to make the switch easy. The most noticeable
one is the cluster queue in SGE 6.0. Before, SGE 5.x
"queues" were job containers; in SGE 6.0, the cluster
queue object is cluster-wide, more like the LSF

If there are any features you are looking for, just
send them to the list, many of us here are ex-LSF
users and may provide help to do the migration.


--- Adam Lowry <cpiodumpv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why would anyone use a DRM that costs $ such
> as LSF when grid SGE is free?
> -thanx

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