[GE announce] Announcing Grid Engine 6.1 Beta

Andy Schwierskott andy.schwierskott at sun.com
Tue Feb 27 12:22:05 GMT 2007

                Announcing Grid Engine 6.1 Beta Software
                Regensburg, Germany -- February 27, 2007

Grid Engine 6.1 Beta courtesy binaries are now ready for download.

Grid Engine 6.1 will be the next step in the evolution of the Grid Engine
software. This release will help administrators to better manage access to
computational resources in a cluster and continues to improve its excellent
scalability in large clusters with a huge amount of jobs.

The courtesy binaries are available at


New functionality delivered with SGE 6.1 Beta:

     * Resource Quotas allow to limit the maximum number of running jobs per
       user, user group, projects on arbitrary resources like queues, hosts,
       memory, software licenses. A firewall-like rule syntax allows an
       unprecedented flexibility in defining Grid Engine Resource Quotas
       (RQ). The man pages qquota(1), sge_resource_quota(5) and qconf(1)
       describe the new functionality.
     * the complex string attributes (CSTRING, STRING, RESTRING, HOST) has
       been enhanced to allow regular boolean expressions for wildcards or
       patterns. The new syntax is defined in the sge_types(1) man page and
       examples can be found in complex(5).
     * the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH is no longer set for Solaris
       and Linux by the Grid Engine settings.[c]sh file. Instead the dynamic
       library path is determined at runtime.
     * new switch "-wd" for qsub, qalter, qsh, qrsh and qmon to specify the
       job working directory.
     * MySQL support for the Grid Engine Accounting and Reporting Console
     * support for Apple Mac OS X on the x86 platform
     * support for Linux on Itanium (IA64)
     * delivers native 64-bit binaries for HP-UX 11
     * a Solaris 10 DTrace script supports monitoring and helps to do a
       bottleneck analysis
     * with the help of our community members job online usage is now
       supported for Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX and HP HP-UX
     * various qmon usability improvements
     * support for FreeBSD at source code level
     * for developers an early access to a Java API (JGDI) is part of the
       courtesy binary distribution

The corresponding source code tags in the "gridengine" and "arco" project
CVS repositories have the name


A snapshot of the sources is available at the "Documents & files" page


A list of fixed problems since SGE 6.1preview is available at


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N1 Grid Engine Engineering  Fax: +49 (0)941 3075-222 (x60222)
Sun Microsystems GmbH
Dr.-Leo-Ritter-Str. 7       mailto:andy.schwierskott at sun.com
D-93049 Regensburg          http://www.sun.com/gridware

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