[GE users] Comparison between SGE and other clustering software ?

Andrew Mellanby mel at mcs.vuw.ac.nz
Wed Jan 19 20:49:20 GMT 2005

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We have a big cluster of dedicated processors, so ability to cycle steal
isn't an issue.
Monitoring and billing is important to us though.



On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 06:56 -0800, Rayson Ho wrote:
> What kind of features are you looking for?? What's your OS?? What kind of
> applications are you running on the cluster?? How many users?? Do you want
> to configure fair scheduling, and also do accounting??
> If we just simply compare SGE and Condor, for example... SGE has better
> scheduling algorithms, and also supports job array.
> SGE is designed for the more traditional cluster environment and compute
> farms, while condor is designed for cycle stealing.
> Actually, with SGE, you can also do similar cycle stealing, but you need to
> read the "Tracking Interactive Idle Time" HOWTO and the "Relocating Jobs
> From a User's Workstation" HOWTO.
> However, the best cycle stealer is BOINC, I think it has less overhead than
> Condor.
> Rayson
> >Have any of you done an in-depth comparisons between SGE and other
> >clustering software like for example Condor ?
> >If anyone has done or seen such work, I would be very grateful for a
> >reference to it.
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