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

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 17 09:23:36 GMT 2005


--- "Olesen, Mark" wrote:
> Assuming that finding an author and a publisher
> might prove difficult,

How about join-authoring? :)

And the publisher part... hmm, don't know. But I think
what people need is a book in their hands. It is
already difficult enough to ask people to read the
manpage/docs. 

 -Ron


> perhaps using wiki documentation on sunsource.net
> would be a good way to
> quickly expand the documentation.
> 
> Of course thrashing out an outline of chapters and
> desired content is the
> necessary prerequisite for any useful documentation
> (wiki, paper, or
> otherwise).
> 
> /mark
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ron Chen [mailto:ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 10:04 AM
> > To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> > Subject: [GE users] Our Book (was: Allocating CPUs
> team wise)
> > 
> > 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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