[GE users] SETI

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 03:04:01 BST 2008


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Ryan:
Wow. In many  aspects I was kidding about this, but now you mentioned
it actually looks like a feasible idea :-)

Thanks Ryan!


On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 9:56 PM, Rayson Ho <rayrayson at gmail.com> wrote:
> How about setup up a queue calendar? Further, you can use techniques such as:
>
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/howto/idle.html
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/howto/reloc.html
>
> Note that SETI does not checkpoint jobs, it just suspends all the
> processes when the user takes back control of the workstation.
>
> Rayson
>
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 9:47 PM, Mag Gam <magawake at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This maybe a OT question but I itch to ask:
>>
>> Does or can Sun Grid engine function similar to SETI
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SETI)? The situation is we have over 600
>> desktops at our university and 80 to 100 core CPU servers. We use the
>> servers for numeric intensive operations but we would like to
>> introduce the 600 desktops to the GRID during night time to help the
>> operations. When morning arrives the 600 boxes will be off the GRID.
>> This will let us utilize all of our resources efficiently. Or is this
>> just not worth the effort?  Again, sorry if this is a OT or stupid
>> question.
>>
>>
>> TIA
>>
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