[GE users] Heads-up: Grid Engine 6.2 Beta starting soon

manju a manju.kudu at gmail.com
Mon May 5 18:01:00 BST 2008


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Hi,

Does SGE6.2 release supports Vista n 64 bit windows as a execution host???

thanks
manjunath A


On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 7:10 PM, Andy Schwierskott <andy.schwierskott at sun.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> please mark your calendars: we are starting the Grid Engine 6.2 Beta on
> Tuesday next week. We are asking you to reserve time and help us with your
> active participation and feedback to create a bullet proof SGE 6.2
> release.
>
> The Beta is your chance to verify if your current SGE environment will
> work
> smoothly with SGE 6.2. The Beta runs until 7/4. In the week of 6/16 we
> plan
> for a Beta refresh which will include the upgrade procedure from 6.0/6.1.
>
> The official announcement and download URL will be sent out next week once
> we go live.
>
>
> What's new in SGE 6.2
> ---------------------
> 1. Service Domain Manager
> 2. New in SGE "core" and Accounting and Reporting Console (ARCo)
> 3. Moving SGE documentation set to http://wikis.sun.com
>
> 1. Service Domain Manager
> -------------------------
>   - there will be a completely new module added, extending the scope of
> SGE
>     to a new domain of use cases: The Service Domain Manager (SDM), aka.
>     project Hedeby will allow to dynamically (re-)assign computational
>     resources on demand through configurable SLOs (Service Level
>     Objectives), measured by KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) of the
>     managed resource. Through adapters it will be possible to add
> virtually
>     any type of service, be it for example a SGE cluster, an application
>     server farm, other types of Grid middle ware applications. Manageable
>     resources can be e.g. physical or virtual hosts, software licenses.
>
>     This release of SDM will support to manage two or more SGE clusters.
>     Futures releases will add more adapters, add support for GreenIT
>     (manage spare pools of resources). An integration with Sun's
>     virtualization stacks is planned.
>
> 2. New in SGE "core" and Accounting and Reporting console (ARCo)
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>   - Scalability improvements - scale up to 63000 cores
>     SGE is operating Sun's HPC cluster at Texas Advanced Compute Center
>     (TACC) with almost 4000 physical hosts. The improvements already
> partly
>     in production at TACC will now be made generally available:
>      - improved qmaster-execd protocol
>      - scheduler running as a thread in qmaster (faster communication
>        between qmaster and scheduler threads)
>      - improved resource matching in scheduler
>      - faster qmaster startup
>      - reduced memory requirements for big clusters
>     Benefit:
>      - deployment of SGE in bigger clusters
>      - better resource utilization and job throughput in challenging
>        environments
>   - Advance Reservation (AR)
>      - specified resources (e.g. machines, licenses) will be available for
>        a guaranteed time window for specified users or user groups
>      Benefit:
>      - predictable access to exclusive resources
>   - New implementation of Interactive Job Support (IJS)
>     - IJS is now natively implemented. No more need for external commands
>       (rlogin, telnet, ssh)
>       Benefit:
>       - Results in accurate job accounting (not possibly when ssh or
> qlogin
>         was used before).
>       - Faster interactive and parallel job start
>       - Can start massively parallel jobs (1000 hosts, 16000 slots)
>   - Array Job Interdependencies
>       - start task N of successor array job once predecessor array job
> task
>         N has completed. Flexible definition of interdependencies possible
>       Benefit:
>       - interleaving of array job tasks increases throughput of array jobs
>   - Multicluster support for Accounting and Reporting Console (ARCo)
>       - collect data of multiple SGE clusters in a single (physical)
>         database
>       - do queries and get reports from single Web GUI from multiple ARCO
>         databases
>       Benefit:
>       - use one reporting GUI to query multiple SGE reporting databases
>       - no need for multiple ARCo DBs and GUIs in case SDM is used.
>   - ARCo scalability improvements
>       - improved dbwriter (components which writes SGE reporting data into
>         the database) speed
>       - improved speed of queries
>       Benefit:
>       - improved ARCo usability in clusters with significant amount of
>         collected reporting data
>   - improved ARCo installation experience
>       - the documentation on ARCo installation has been significantly
>       improved
>       Benefit:
>       - flatten the installation challenges
>       - make it easier to deploy ARCo
>   - Java Virtual Machine running as a thread in qmaster
>       - A JVM thread providing a JMX server allows to contact qmaster
>         natively from a Java application (the API is not yet officially
>         supported). The SDM uses the new JMX interface.
>   - Support for Solaris 10 startup scripts (SMF - Solaris Management
>     Facility)
>   - Support for Sun Service Tags - inventory management through
>     Sun Connected Services
>
> 3. Moving SGE documentation set to http://wikis.sun.com
> -------------------------------------------------------
>   - as one of the first products in Sun we are moving the *entire*
>     SGE and SDM documentation set to wikis.sun.com.
>   - by open sourcing many Sun products, the closed and often slow way of
>     providing access to document ion to Sun customers and our communities
>     is becoming less adequate. SGE being one of Sun's first bigger
> products
>     which went open source, we are now taking the next step to modernize,
>     ease and speedup the access and contribution to our documentation set.
>
>     Benefit:
>     - enable quicker response to customer feedback (the Wiki provides a
>       feedback functionality which will be sent directly to the
>       documentation owners)
>     - enable engineers and other product stakeholders to have direct
>       contributions, updates and corrections to the documentation
>     - Wiki can be opened to interested (and Sun approved) users to
>       allow them to directly edit content
>
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