[GE users] sge with perl

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 11:59:22 BST 2008


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Thankyou Reuti for the quick response.

This makes perfect sense. Do you know if perl has a MPI library? Even
splitting it up into threads won't help distribute the load, I think
MPI is the appropriate solution.


On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 6:53 AM, Reuti <reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Am 15.09.2008 um 12:46 schrieb Mag Gam:
>
>> I am a total newbie to SGE and we are implementing it in my
>> university. At my lab, we have a perl job which takes over 2 hours to
>> finish because its numerically intensive. I would like to see if I can
>> distribute to several servers since we have 80 servers in a farm. This
>> is on a 1G network. Is SGE able to do this? Or I need to do anything
>> specific?  Any examples?
>
> SGE will not make a parallel job from a serial one. If your Perl script is
> running only serial, then it will do the same under SGE. You can make it at
> least parallel by using perl threads and using more then one core. This
> would mean to alter your script ti implement these features.
>
> Maybe converting your application to another programming language and using
> a parallel library like MPI (e.g. Open MPI) would allow to speed up your
> application considerably.
>
> -- Reuti
>
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