[GE users] Re: [GE announce] Announcing Grid Engine 6.2 Beta Binaries

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Tue May 13 17:57:35 BST 2008


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Is there anyplace to see the list of bug fixes in 6.2beta?

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:09 AM, Andre Alefeld <Andre.Alefeld at sun.com> wrote:
>                Announcing Grid Engine 6.2 Beta Binaries
>                  Regensburg, Germany -- May 13, 2008
>
>  Grid Engine 6.2 Beta courtesy binaries are now ready for download.
>
>  Grid Engine 6.2, which has undergone significant changes in qmaster to
>  significantly improve its scalability in challenging environments, adds
>  powerful features to the core system, introduces multi cluster support for
>  the Accounting and Reporting Console (ARCo) and comes with a new module
>  extending the scope of Grid Engine to a new domain of use cases: the
> Service
>  Domain Manager (SDM), aka. project Hedeby allows to dynamically (re-)assign
>  computational resources on demand.
>
>  The courtesy binaries are available at
>
>
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/project/gridengine/downloads/62/download.html
>
>  The corresponding source code tag in the CVS repository has the name
>        V62beta_TAG
>  A snapshot of the sources is available at the Documents & Files page
>        arco-V62beta_TAG-src.tar.gz
>        ge-V62beta_TAG-src.tar.gz
>
>  The documentation and release notes are available at
>
>   http://wikis.sun.com/display/GridEngine
>
>  What's new in Grid Engine 6.2
>  -----------------------------
>
>  1. Service Domain Manager
>  2. New in Grid Engine "core" and Accounting and Reporting Console (ARCo)
>  3. Moving Grid Engine documentation set to http://wikis.sun.com
>
>  1. Service Domain Manager
>  -------------------------
>
>  This release adds a new module, extending the scope of Grid Engine 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 resources. Through adapters it will
>  be possible to add virtually any type of service, be it for example a Grid
>  Engine 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 Grid Engine
> 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.
>
>  We welcome the active evaluation, feedback and contribution of our
> community
>  to this project. See http://hedeby.sunsource.net for more information and
>  mailing lists for discussion.
>
>  2. New in Grid Engine "core" and Accounting and Reporting console (ARCo)
>  ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   - Scalability improvements - scale up to 63000 cores
>     - 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 in big clusters
>   - Advance Reservation (AR)
>     - specified resources (e.g. machines, licenses) will be available for a
>       guaranteed time window for specified users or user groups
>   - New implementation of Interactive Job Support (IJS)
>    - IJS is now natively implemented. No more need for external commands
>      (rlogin, telnet, ssh)
>   - Array Job Interdependencies
>      - start task N of successor array job once predecessor array job task
>        N has completed. Flexible definition of interdependencies possible
>   - Multi cluster support for Accounting and Reporting Console (ARCo)
>      - collect data of multiple Grid Engine clusters in a single
>        (physical) database
>      - do queries and get reports from single Web GUI from multiple ARCO
>        databases
>   - ARCo scalability improvements
>      - improved dbwriter (component which writes Grid Engine reporting
>        data into the database) speed
>      - improved speed of queries
>   - Improved ARCo installation experience
>      - the documentation on ARCo installation has been significantly
>      improved
>   - Java Virtual Machine running as a thread in qmaster
>      - A JVM thread providing a JMX server allows to contact qmaster
>        natively from Java applications (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
>
>  C. Moving Grid Engine documentation set to http://wikis.sun.com
>  ---------------------------------------------------------------
>  As one of the first products of Sun Microsystems the entire Grid Engine and
>  SDM documentation is provided in a wiki on http://wikis.sun.com.
>
>  By open sourcing Sun products, the closed and often slow way of providing
>  access to documentation to Sun customers and our communities is becoming
>  less adequate. With Grid Engine 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.
>
>  This enables quicker response to customer feedback (the Wiki provides a
>  feedback functionality which will be sent directly to the documentation
>  owners). The Wiki can be opened to interested users to allow directly
>  updating the content.
>
>
>
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>  Andre Alefeld                Phone: ++49 (0)941 3075-255
>  Software Engineering         Fax:   ++49 (0)941 3075-222
>  Sun Microsystems GmbH
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>  D-93049 Regensburg           http://www.sun.com/grid
>
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>
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