[GE users] History of GridEngine -- was Re: [GE users] logo/mascot of GridEngine?

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Thu Jun 22 15:55:08 BST 2006


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And the roots to DQS? - Reuti

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Am 22.06.2006 um 16:39 schrieb Brett_W_Grant at raytheon.com:

>
> The guys in our IT department always claimed that Raytheon  
> developed GE.  The history section of the wiki doesn't even suggest  
> it, but the text below, taken from a Raytheon newsletter dated  
> Summer 2002, suggests Raytheon had a much bigger role.  I was just  
> wondering if there was a more detailed history of the timeline  
> available?  I know that at one time Raytheon was part of the  
> support tier for GE, but not anymore.  This is just a curiosity  
> question - I tend to think that the our IT guys are overemphasizing  
> Raytheon's role.  Perhaps raytheon just provided oversight?   
> Perhaps this is relating to a completely different product with a  
> similar name.
>
>
> ----------------- quote from article ----------------------
> Raytheon boosts BP?s high-performance computing power
> By Pat McKenna
>
> A computer software package that Raytheon co-developed and  
> originally coded in 1995 is paying big dividends for one of the  
> world?s largest petrochemicals companies. Users of GridEngine  
> Enterprise Edition at BP?s high-performance computing center in  
> Houston report the software has raised utilization of their  
> powerful SGI Origin 3400 supercomputers from 49 percent in the  
> first quarter of 2001 to 63.5 percent for the same period this year.
>
> GridEngine is a distributed resource management software package  
> that combines computing power to deliver it as a network service.  
> GridEngine software is used with a set of computers to create  
> powerful compute farms, which are used in a wide range of technical  
> computing applications such as the development of semiconductors,  
> mechanical design, software development, and financial analysis.  
> Also, massively scaling supercomputers use GridEngine software in a  
> variety of academic and research pursuits. Users enjoy access to  
> large computing capability and organizations enjoy effective  
> utilization of their computing resource investments approaching 100  
> percent.
>
> According to Craig Stair, a principal systems engineer for Raytheon  
> in Garland, Texas, GridEngine optimally places computing tasks and  
> balances the load on a set of networked computers, allowing users  
> to generate and queue more computing tasks. It also ensures that  
> tasks are executed with respect to priority, providing all users  
> with a fair share of access over time.
> ?GridEngine allows for the dynamic adjustment of priorities as the  
> jobs run,? Stair said. ?What that means is that more jobs get done  
> quicker. Fewer processors sit idle so more jobs get done.?
> GridEngine was originally written and co-developed by Raytheon?s  
> Imagery and Geospatial Systems in Garland and Genias Software GmbH  
> in Germany for use at the Army Research Laboratory. Since then  
> Genias has been acquired by Sun Microsystems, which has made  
> GridEngine an open source code, thereby eliminating licensing fees.  
> Because of Raytheon?s unique knowledge of the code and design, it  
> has been able to offer support services for GridEngine unrivaled by  
> others.
>
> According to Stair, there are quite a few high-performance  
> computers running the open-source version of the program while  
> Raytheon supports several government and commercial customers,  
> including BP, which is using GridEngine to manage supercomputers  
> processing information for ?upstream? development, mainly deep- 
> water oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
> ?GridEngine queuing has made our computers more effective, which,  
> in turn, has made our researchers more effective,? said Keith Gray,  
> manager of high-performance computing for BP Upstream Digital  
> Business. ?Our researchers no longer have to wake up in the middle  
> of night to check on status of jobs.
>
> ?We?ve found that our researchers can support bigger projects  
> because of the easy-to-use queuing environment that GridEngine  
> offers. If fact, we?ve found cases where we?ve seen 10- to 15- 
> percent improvement in some clusters because of GridEngine,? Gray  
> said.
> ----------------- endquote from article ----------------------
>
> Thanks,
> Brett Grant
>
>
>
> "Rayson Ho" <rayrayson at gmail.com>
> 06/22/2006 07:08 AM
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> Re: [GE users] logo/mascot of GridEngine?
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> The updated version has corrected the naming problem, and added the  
> SGE logo:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Grid_Engine
>
> BTW, there are _way to many_ names for SGE...
>
> Rayson
>
>
>
> On 6/12/06, Andy Schwierskott <andy.schwierskott at sun.com> wrote:
> > Rayson,
> >
> > nice effort!
> >
> > > In 2004, I created the Wikipedia page,
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_GridEngine . However, I just feel
> >
> > a small correction/question:
> >
> >   Sun Grid Engine (SGE), earlier known as Sun GridEngine
> >
> > shouldn't it say:
> >
> >   Sun Grid Engine (SGE), earlier known as CODINE (COmputing in  
> Distributed
> >   Networked Environmnets) from Genias Software, Germany ....
> >
> > we never had the name "Sun GridEngine".
> >
> > And in the History section:
> >
> >   ... and renamed the product GridEngine.
> >
> >   should say
> >
> >       and  renamed the product to Sun Grid Engine
> >
> > > that it is a bit boring to have a page but without any graphics...
> > >
> > > Is this pic available to public domain??
> > > http://gridengine.sunsource.net/branding/images/ge_logo.gif
> > >
> > > What is the offical mascot of GridEngine??
> >
> > Well, the logo falls under the SISSL since it comes from the CVS  
> repository,
> > so there should be no problem to use it. However we are just  
> thinking about
> > to create a new logo - I'm still looking for a sponsor first a  
> small Amazon
> > voucher or something like this for the winner;-)
> >
> > Andy
> >
> >  
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