[GE users] grid versus grid engine

Sean Davis sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov
Mon Dec 15 13:26:16 GMT 2008


On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 11:51 PM, magawake <magawake at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was looking thru some slides from http://www.scribd.com/doc/193625/Caching-Grid-In-A-Nutshell
>
> And I noticed a particular slide called "Grid Engine". Is there a difference between GRID (several computers), and "GRID Engine"? Is the term Grid Engine a brand from Sun Micro Systems or a container of technology?
>

Sun Grid Engine (SGE) is software (yes, it is from SUN, but it is open
source) that handles communication, scheduling, etc. associated with
running jobs on a computer cluster.  It is only one of several such
solutions; others include PBS, torque, condor, and xgrid.

Sean

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