[GE users] GE versions (Windows support)

Rayson Ho raysonho at eseenet.com
Tue Mar 22 00:33:08 GMT 2005

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Actually, a year or 2 ago, a few people compiled SGE 5.3 on Windows with

The "port" was not good enough for production use beacuse Cygwin is not


And the Cygwin license agreement only allows opensource applications to
link against it. (IMO, SGE is opensource. But need a lawyer to read the
license before someone can distribute the binaries)

However, I think Cygwin is not a bad solution for a submission only host.


>the Windows exeuction and submit host support as well as ARCo (Accounting
>and Reporting Console) are part of Sun's N1 Grid Engine software. They
>not part of the open source.
>> Maybe the rumor came from me! Not sure but conversations I've had in the

>> (long ago) past with various Sun/SGE folks mentioned that "windows
>> host" support was something that (along with N1GE ARCO) would be a
>> feature that Sun develops internally, adds on top of SGE6 and uses to 
>> differentiate their product from the free version. I'm in favor of this
>> of development becauase I'd like to see Sun make some money off a
>> product. Until N1GE has a pile of layered features not available in the
>> version this is kind of an uphill battle for Sun sales.
>> So if windows exechost support is not N1GE-only I'm probably one of the
>> spreaders - apologies for that.
>> -Chris
>> Ron Chen wrote:
>>> We will get WinXP support in SGE 6.0u4 (see Sun's
>>> product page), and I am 100% sure that it is also
>>> availible in the opensource version, since I saw the
>>> code!
>>> BTW, where did you get that rumor from? :)
>>>  -Ron
>>> --- Dan Gruhn <Dan.Gruhn at Group-W-Inc.com> wrote:
>>>> I've heard rumor that Windows XP support will only
>>>> be in the commercial
>>>> version.  Can anyone confirm or deny this?

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