[GE users] SETI

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 03:31:14 BST 2008


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Again thankyou Rayson.

Seems SGE has an answer for everything we need.


On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Rayson Ho <rayrayson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not necessary, you just need to have some ways to transfer the input
> and output files. You can either roll your own, or play with the
> methods mentioned here:
>
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/howto/filestaging/
>
> Rayson
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 10:19 PM, Mag Gam <magawake at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If I wanted to share my CPUs and resources, the desktops should have
>> the same mount points as the servers right? Otherwise the desktops
>> won't know what to do with the data.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 10:04 PM, Mag Gam <magawake at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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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