[GE users] Next Grid Engine release plan

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 7 07:10:06 BST 2008


--- On Tue, 9/23/08, Andy Schwierskott <andy.schwierskott at sun.com> wrote:
> The schedule for Urubu is quite tight so not too many
> features can go in
> there. The code freeze is planned for the November time
> frame already.

Andy,

I want to add a few small enhancements to SGE. I will finalise the proposals and send them out later.

Is the code freeze in the beginning or end of November?

 -Ron




> 
> What we plan for the Grid Engine community edition is as
> follows:
>   - a GUI install helper (actually creating a autoinstall
> template file and
>     the run the installation automatically. This is clearly
> intended to make
>     life for SGE forst time users easier. the current CLI
> interface will
>     continue to be the foundation - any hack you've
> done there will continue
>     to work. We evaluate the "iZPack" installer
> and will likely use it
>     (however with various of modifications)
>   - a job submission verifier (jsv) functionality - please
> provide your
>     feedback as soon as possible to Ernst's email
>   - ability to continue to run jobs when an upgrade from
> Grid Engine 6.2 to
>     Urubu - this is a first step to a broader patch
> management support we
>     plan in the future
>   - we evaluate how resource requests for parallel jobs can
> be counted only
>     per job and possibly per host. A functional spec for
> discussion will be
>     sent in the next 1-2 days to this alias.
>   - we intend to support Windows Vista and Windows Server
> with Urubu. This
>     would include Windows Server 2003R2 and 2008 and Vista
> Enterprise and
>     Ultimate. It would not include Vista Business and lower
> versions! The
>     reason is that SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based
> Applications), the
>     successor of SFU (Services for Unix) in the Windows OS
> was made only
>     available by Microsoft for their high end releases.
> 
> In case you are planning for any community contributions to
> Grid Engine
> which you think could go into Urubu please discuss your
> ideas as soon as
> possible.
> 
> Andy
> 
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