[GE users] Our Book (was: Allocating CPUs team wise)

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 17 09:04:02 GMT 2005


And fault tolerance (shadow master, HA-FS for the
spool dir, job rerun, checkpoint).

Also, many of the HOWTO materials can be reused.

I think, what we need is tons of examples, and also
how people solve them using existing SGE
infrastructures.

 -Ron


--- Stephan Grell - Sun Germany - SSG - Software
Engineer <stephan.grell at sun.com> wrote:
> What about :
>  -  A DRMAA c/ java overview?
>  
>  For the  advanced admin chapter:
>  - configuring policies
> - load values
> - use cases for different configuration settings.
> 
> Stephan     
> 
> Reuti wrote:
> 
> >What about:
> >
> >- Checkpointing
> >- Custom Startup and Termination methods
> >- Instead of just MPI maybe Parallel Setup in
> general and, well - which of them 
> >- as two or three examples for integration:
> >  MPICH
> >  MPICH2 (4 or more methods for operation)
> >  LAM/MPI
> >  PVM
> >  Linda
> >  OpenMP
> >  OpenMPI
> >  CHARM++
> >  GlobalArrays
> >
> >Appendix A
> >
> >- Enhancing and tuning SGE output to your custom
> needs with awk
> >
> >
> >And I would suggest to move the chapters:
> >
> >- basic unix admin: beginners don't even know
> things like: TCP ports, uid/gid, 
> >user setup
> >- intro to hardware: network card, cable, switches
> >
> >also: RSH, SSH, NIS, NFS and (expert section) PVFS2
> for special applications 
> >with the need for fast shared scratch space?
> >
> >to an Appendix B. I hate these books (okay,
> personal opinion), which start at 
> >the fundamental things I already know, when I'm
> interested in the topics only. 
> >A book about SGE should start with some short
> introduction pages to batch 
> >queuing in general and go straight ahead with the
> installation of SGE.
> >
> >Cheers - Reuti
> >
> >
> >Quoting Rayson Ho <raysonho at eseenet.com>:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>>And hiring an expert is out of the question.
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>You can commercial support instead of hiring an
> expert... or is that also
> >>out of the question :)
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>I keep thinking that someone here will suggest a
> good book, but that has
> >>>not happened so far. SGE Administration for
> Dummies??
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Good idea!! May be someone should contact the
> publisher about this, since
> >>managing an SGE cluster is not just point &
> click... and, I guess there are
> >>many for Dummies books on Windows.
> >>
> >>The book should include things like:
> >>- basic unix admin: beginners don't even know
> things like: TCP ports,
> >>uid/gid,
> >>  user setup
> >>- intro to hardware: network card, cable, switches
> >>- SGE install (*step by step*, with very detail on
> what can go wrong at
> >>each
> >>  step)
> >>- SGE admin: logs analysis, application
> integration, accounting
> >>- advanced admin: sharetree, max user setup
> >>- advanced setup: MPI, license control, multi-site
> >>- SGE source code: how to compile, basic source
> tree directory structure
> >>
> >>more?
> >>
> >>Rayson
> >>
> >>
>
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